Police: Man shoved woman down stairs, resisted arrest
A Hanover man is accused of shoving a woman down the stairs of a Penn Township home on New Year's Eve.
Brady Ryan Conroy, 23, of 897 Baltimore St, resisted police and required multiple officers to place him under arrest, according to Penn Township Police. He was charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, among other charges.
Penn Township Police say Conroy was drunk at a home in the first block of Colonial Drive on Saturday. While intoxicated, Conroy allegedly shoved a woman down a flight of stairs, which police said caused a large laceration to her head as well as injuries to the woman's back.
Conroy then left the home on foot and entered the gated backyard of a residence in the first block of Loop drive, charging documents state. Police said he tried to enter the home, causing alarm to those inside.
Penn Township Police Chief Jim Laughlin said Conroy was on a deck outside the home when officers tried to place Conroy under arrest.
Conroy did not listen to commands by police officers at the scene, according to police. While placing him in custody, police had to use a Taser on Conroy multiple times, according to charging documents, and it took several officers to get Conroy under control.
“Their use of force was reviewed, and everything they did was according to policy,” Laughlin said.
Conroy was taken to Hanover Hospital and then on to central booking for arraignment, police said.
“It was not a good situation, but I feel it was handled properly,” the chief said.
Conroy was arraigned on the charges Sunday morning and was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail. According to online court records, Conroy posted the bail Monday.
A number listed for Conroy was disconnected when called Wednesday. It is unclear if he has an attorney.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at District Judge James S. Miner's office.
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