Police: Man trespassing at Sherman Hills takes swing at officer

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — A man on probation imposed a year ago by a Luzerne County judge who banned him from the Sherman Hills apartment complex was arrested after he allegedly took a swing at a city police officer who approached him at the development.

Police said they found Tyrone Scott, 39, hiding under a child’s bed inside an apartment at Sherman Hills on Wednesday.

An officer stopped Scott when he concealed his face when driving past a cruiser. Scott got out of his vehicle and aggressively approached the officer, taking a swing, court records say.

Court records indicate Scott was sentenced Aug. 10, 2017, by Luzerne County Judge David Lupas on charges he assaulted and threatened to kill a woman who jumped out a second-floor window to get away from him at Sherman Hills on April 6, 2016. Lupas sentenced Scott to 10 to 23 months in prison and 18 months on probation, plus ordered him to stay out of Sherman Hills, records show.

According to the latest criminal complaint:

An officer on patrol in the complex was passed by Scott, who concealed his face. The officer stopped Scott, who produced a Pennsylvania identification card that was not a driver’s license.

When the officer advised Scott he was not permitted to drive, Scott drove away and parked his vehicle in front of an apartment building.

Scott then exited his vehicle and took a swing at the officer who was not struck.

Scott ran away and forced open a window to an apartment at Building 312 where he was found hiding under a child’s bed. A woman in the apartment grabbed her 6-year-old daughter and fled when Scott screamed and climbed inside.

Scott, whose last known address is listed as Building 312, Sherman Hills, was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on two counts of criminal trespass, and one count each of resisting arrest, simple assault, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, defiant trespass, careless driving, driving without a license and driving with a suspended license.

Scott was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $50,000 bail.


By Ed Lewis

[email protected]