Springettsbury Twp. man allegedly threatens police
A Springettsbury Township man arrested on suspicion of being involved in a hit-and-run had some choice words to say to an officer taking him to get a blood test on Saturday, June 9, according to police.
"If I'm not out tonight, I'll rain hell upon you," Shane Ryan Hamilton told police, charging documents state.
Days later, he remains in York County Prison, according to prison records.
Springettsbury Township Police say Hamilton rear-ended a car while in the left turn lane of Mount Rose Avenue at Haines Road, and then he left without exchanging information. He allegedly made threats to officers who took him into custody, according to officials.
Hamilton, 39, of the 300 block of South Kershaw Street, is charged with terroristic threats, DUI and accidents involving damage to vehicle.
Alleged hit and run: The passengers in the vehicle Hamilton rear-ended told police that the crash occurred at that intersection about 4 p.m. They pulled over to exchange information, but Hamilton continued driving north on Haines Road, court documents allege.
The victims followed Hamilton, who had difficulty maintaining lanes and speed, and they stopped following him once he drove to his house, officials said.
Police say that Hamilton appeared intoxicated by the way he walked.
Arrival: Officer Alex Schrift arrived and spoke with Hamilton, who "immediately was aggressive and confrontational" and told him to leave the property, charging documents state.
Schrift was told by Hamilton that he had no right to be there, officials said. While speaking to Schrift, Hamilton's speech was slow and slurred and he was unsteady on his feet, court documents state.
Schrift wrote in charging documents that he told Hamilton he was under investigation for a hit-and-run, but Hamilton told him he needed to get a search warrant.
Hamilton's wife convinced him to calm down, and Schrift requested additional officers, police said.
Arrest: Two additional officers arrived, and one of them requested Hamilton's information, which he refused to give, charging documents state.
Police say he then ran inside his home and shut the door. The two other officers went into his home and handcuffed him, officials said.
Schrift wrote in charging documents that Hamilton was placed in his vehicle, and he took him to Memorial Hospital for a blood test. While in the car, Hamilton continued to yell and threaten police, officials said.
He asked who called police because of the crash, charging documents state.
"Whoever said this is going to lose their life," Hamilton said, according to police.
When he got into the hospital, Hamilton said, "If I'm not out tonight, I'll rain hell upon you," court documents allege.
While there, Hamilton refused to provide a blood sample, officials said. Schift took Hamilton to the county's central booking unit and received a warrant for Hamilton's blood, according to officials.
Police say around 7:30 p.m. Hamilton agreed to provide a blood draw after Schrift obtained a search warrant.
Hamilton was arraigned on the charges Sunday, June 10, and was sent to York County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bail. He is also in prison on a probation detainer, according to prison records. Police say he had two prior DUI convictions.
He does not have an attorney listed.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 17.
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