‘Erratic’ behavior leads to arrest

Tyrone woman arrested after incident at store


A Tyrone woman arrested while acting erratically at a gas station has been charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment, court documents state.

Shannon M. McMonagle, 34, was arraigned Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger and detained at the Blair County Prison in lieu of $40,000 cash bail, according to court documents.

Tyrone police responded to a convenience store on the 1400 block of Logan Avenue in Tyrone just after midnight Wednesday for calls regarding a woman acting erratically in the store and startling customers, police reported.

An employee informed responding officers that McMonagle entered the store about two hours prior, and customers complained about her acting strangely and yelling, a criminal complaint stated.

Police reported they contacted one customer, who allegedly said she entered the store with her child and McMonagle started rambling at her, before trying to hug her.

When the customer exited the store, McMonagle allegedly followed her, trying to engage the customer in a rambling conversation until McMonagle saw a police car pass the store, at which point McMonagle started shouting in the direction of the moving vehicle, court documents stated.

When police arrived on the scene, they reported McMonagle was sitting on the curb, acting erratic, speaking about angels and making incoherent statements, a criminal complaint stated.

McMonagle was taken into custody and transported to the police station where she was handcuffed to a bench in a holding cell, police reported.

Video footage showed McMonagle tampering with her handcuffs as she yelled at police to remove them so she could sleep on the bench, court documents stated.

When an officer entered her cell, McMonagle allegedly swung at the officer and an additional officer was required to help secure her free arm, when she asked, “Do you want to burn with me?”

Once the officers cleared the room, McMonagle continued to yell about removing a man from the cell, although she was alone in the cell, police reported.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled with Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller for March 9, court documents stated.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.


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