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Friday, 7 September 2012

A half-naked man believed to be under the influence bath salts is accused of throwing a cinder block at a state police corporal this morning, and injuring him.

Police say they got a report at around 7:45 about a half-naked man walking around Route 6 in Pike Township in Potter County, and found a vehicle belonging to 36-year-old Stephen Berds of Youngstown, New York. The National Crime Information Center listed BERDS as missing and endangered.

Police found Berds behind a camp, and that’s when he threw the cinder block at Cpl. Eric McKean and then tried to run away. Police used a Taser on Berds to take him into custody.

The cinder block hit and injured McKean’s right forearm, but he refused medical treatment.

Berds is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, open lewdness and summary harassment. The charges were filed with District Judge Delores Weiss. Berds is awaiting arraignment.

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