By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A New Jersey man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a Pittsburgh Police officer overnight on East Carson Street.READ MORE: Protest Held Outside Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's Home Hours Before COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline For Employees
Police say they had been called around 1 a.m. Saturday to settle a dispute between a tow truck operator and a driver who was upset his vehicle was being towed.
Police accuse the driver, 21-year-old Ithiel Horton, of striking the officer in the face, causing the officer’s lip to bleed, before fleeing on foot.READ MORE: 5,000-6,000 Gallons Of Gas Spilled Into Washington County Stream
He was later arrested.
He is facing charges of Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness.
Additionally, a 19-year-old Michelle Pilyugin, a New York resident, is also facing charges of False Identification to Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Carrying a False Identification Card, Public Drunkenness and Underage Drinking in connection to the incident.MORE NEWS: Liquor Control Board Report Reveals Unflavored Vodka As Top-Selling Drink In Pennsylvania
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