City man faces charges

An Altoona man has been charged for trying to run from Blair County Sheriff’s deputies in June.

Troy D. Barr, 52, took off running when he saw Blair County Sheriff’s deputies who were outside a home on the 600 block of Fourth Avenue on June 18, but as Barr fled, he fell three times and was taken into custody, according to charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio.

Barr was wanted on two sheriff’s warrants and when he was arrested, he allegedly told deputies he had methamphetamine on him and that he also stomped on a bag of methamphetamine that was ultimately found when it fell out of his pocket.

Deputies reported finding one bag of suspected methamphetamine in his pocket and another bag in his sock that was crushed up. A small amount of marijuana was also found in his other sock, according to the charges.

AMED was called to check Barr’s fall injuries.

Barr now faces misdemeanor counts of flight to avoid apprehension, tampering with evidence, drug possession, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

Barr was charged Friday by a summons and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 12.


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