York man gets probation after assaulting police officer, disturbing the peace

YORK – Cole Weldon, 28, of York, has been sentenced to probation in a case where he was initially charged with assault of a police officer, obstructing a police officer and disturbing the peace.

According to court documents, the case began when police officers received a call for service regarding a disturbance in an apartment building on East Second Street. The officers’ affidavit says Weldon was intoxicated when they arrived and while they could not understand most of his words, they did understand he threatened to assault them.

It was noted in the affidavit that Weldon was talking to people who were not physically there, as well. It was noted his actions had caused messes in the residence.

Because the peace of a person in that apartment was being disturbed and upon the request of the person who lived there, officers began to place Weldon into handcuffs but he was resistant, according to court documents.

He was taken to the York County Jail where his blood alcohol level was determined to be .372 (.08 is the legal limit for driving purposes). According to court documents, corrections officers advised he had to be medically cleared before they could book him. He was transported to York General Hospital and while officers were attempting to place him in a chair (according to court documents), he continued to be resistant. He also smashed an officer’s wrist into a metal rod attached to the chair.

After he was medically cleared, he was taken to the jail.

He was initially charged with a Class 3A felony, a Class 1 misdemeanor and a Class 3 misdemeanor. As part of the plea agreement, those charges were amended to a Class 4 felony and a Class 3 misdemeanor.

This past week, in York County District Court, he was sentenced to three years of traditional probation with two 30-day stints in jail in the future which can be waived upon his compliance with the terms of his probation.

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