Sentencing continued for York man in methamphetamine, resisting arrest case

YORK – Joshua Schall, 36, of York earlier 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 for sentencing, but because he had not yet participated in his pre-sentence report, he was remanded to the custody of the York County Sheriff’s Department, with his bond revoked until the PSI is completed.

He was initially 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.

Per the earlier plea agreement, the 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 re-scheduled for April 22.


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