Villi's girlfriend is also facing charges in the case.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

NEW STANTON (KDKA) — A local man is facing child neglect charges after police say they found him, his girlfriend and their 2-year-old daughter in a local motel room with drugs.

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According to the criminal complaint, state police first went to the Budget Inn motel in New Stanton to try to serve a warrant.

Investigators say James Villi, of Jeannette, tried to shut the door on a trooper while trying to grab a knife from his pocket.

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A struggle ensued while police tried to arrest him.

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Once in custody, police say they also found brass knuckles and switch blade on him.

When state police finally got inside the room, they say they found the couple’s 2-year-old daughter inside with several stamp bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia nearby.

Villi’s girlfriend, Kim Singer of Pittsburgh, is also facing charges in the case.

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