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Police: York City man deploys Taser at officer

Christopher Dornblaser
505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • A York City man is accused of firing a Taser at an officer while he was being arrested, police said.
  • Adam Swan, 43, fired the Taser near the officer's face, according to court documents.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.

A York City man is accused of firing an officer's Taser when the officer tried to arrest him Monday afternoon, according to police.

Adam Lenard Swan, 43, of 525 Dallas St., is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and drug offenses, according to online court records.

Allegations: Two York City police officers were sent to the 200 block of Hersh Avenue at 3:40 p.m. Monday for a report of shots fired.

While there, they saw Swan walking out from near a garage in the 200 block of West Jackson Street, documents state. One officer asked to pat Swan down, which he refused, police said.

Adam Swan

A sandwich bag of marijuana could be seen in Swan's sweatshirt pocket, court documents allege, and police told him he was under arrest.

York Twp. man allegedly grabbed officer's Taser

Swan then tried to escape, fought with the two officers and took one of their Tasers, police said.

Swan fired the Taser near an officer's head during the struggle, police said. He was then taken into custody, documents said.

Officers subsequently found cocaine and marijuana on him, according to police. Swan allegedly admitted to having the drugs so he could sell them, court documents state.

Swan was arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning, and Senior District Judge Douglas Meisenhelter set his bail at $75,000. Swan remained in York County Prison as of Wednesday.

It is unclear if Swan has retained an attorney.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 20 at District Judge Ronald J. Haskell's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.