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Officer injured when man resisted arrest, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Mar 04 2013 01:27:01 PM CST
BANGOR, Pa. -

A man got into more trouble with the law when he resisted arrest after trying unsuccessfully to get into a home and then refusing to leave the property, officials said.

Travis Kutz was arrested after ignoring several requests by police to leave a property at 317 South 3rd St., Bangor, Northampton Co., at about 6:20 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Police were called to the scene because Kutz was outside screaming, throwing things and trying to enter the home, officials said, adding that police had been at 15 Messinger St., Bangor, 15 minutes earlier for a disturbance involving Kutz.

Kutz made racial and sexual slurs as well as threatening movements toward police, and resisted when he was told he was under arrest, officials said.

Kutz only calmed down when he was told a Taser would be used if he continued to resist, officials said.

Ofc. Michael Hunsicker reported  he injured his hand during the arrest, officials said.

 Kutz, 20, of 235 North Northampton St., Bangor, was arraigned on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $8,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. March 12.