WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — The father of a man who was killed by police after fatally stabbing a K-9 has been arrested again, just days after he was released.
According to court documents, 60-year-old Bruce Kelley Sr. was arrested in Wilkinsburg Sunday by Port Authority Police. He is now facing trespassing, public drunkenness, and weapons charges.
Kelley Sr. was originally jailed in January on two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.
Those charges stemmed from an altercation with police at a gazebo in Wilkinsburg, which ultimately left his son Bruce Kelley Jr. and a police K-9 dead.
Several days ago, Kelley Sr. walked free on bond, after a judge threw out one of two aggravated assault charges he was facing for the January incident.
On Sunday around 6 p.m., Port Authority officers noticed Kelley walking along the outbound platform on the busway. As part of his release from jail, Kelley was ordered to remain off of any Port Authority property.
When officers arrived at the scene on Sunday, they found brass knuckles on him and a folding knife inside those brass knuckles. They also found a plastic shopping bag with an open bottle of vodka inside.
“The last time I spoke with Bruce he was in a tremendous amount of pain regarding the loss of his son and I think sometimes people self-medicate,” attorney Blaine Jones said. “He’s understandably extremely upset and I do think it’s noteworthy that he went back to the general vicinity of where it happened. I think that’s interesting.”
Officers say Kelley was unsteady on his feet and needed help walking to the police car. They say he smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot and glassy eyes.
He was charged with defiant trespass, prohibited offensive weapons and public intoxication.
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