York man sees charges reduced in case involving methamphetamine, resisting arrest

YORK – Joshua Schall, 36, of York has pleaded no contest to reduced charges in a case initially involving charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony, and resisting arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

He appeared in York County District Court this past week.

He was arrested by the York Police Department after he was pulled over for a traffic violation. The officer was aware Schall is a convicted felon and asked if he had any weapons on him. In court documents, the officer indicates Schall told him he did not, but during a search of his person, the officer found a knife with a 3 ½-inch blade. Because Schall is a convicted felon, he was prohibited from having that knife in his possession.

The officer indicates in the affidavit filed with the court that Schall denied consent to search the vehicle but did agree to allow a police K9 to be present. The York County Sheriff’s Department arrived with a sheriff’s dog, which indicated the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. During that search, officers found methamphetamine on the floor of the vehicle near the driver’s seat, as well as a container with residue.

Officers reported Schall became “obstructive, resisted arrest and fought with law enforcement” as they proceeded to put handcuffs on him and take him into custody.

This week, his charges were reduced to one count of attempt of a Class 4 felony, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor which carries a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

Sentencing has been set for Feb. 26.



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