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Man swore, charged at police

DICKSON CITY – A 41-year-old man allegedly repeatedly swore at police and had to be tased twice after they were called to his Templeton Drive home for a dispute with his sister.

Paul Jacob Coyne, of Templeton Drive, Dickson City, faces charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment and obstructing the administration of the law for the alleged April 17 incident.

According to a criminal complaint:

Officers Christopher Tully and Scott Benzeleski were dispatched to the Templeton Drive home just before 10 a.m. Coyne answered the door and allegedly told police they should “not be on his (expletive) property” and that they “better get the (expletive) away” from his home.

Eileen Coyne, his sister, said he was being verbally abusive told her and later alleged that he pushed her throughout the home. When officers attempted to follow her to the side of the house, Mr. Coyne charged at Tully, became verbally aggressive toward Benzeleski and charged at him, too.

Officers told Mr. Coyne “a total of 7 (sic) times” that he was under arrest. When he stepped towards officers he was tased in the chest. He attempted to stand up after the first taser cycle ended and was tased a second time.

Mr. Coyne was treated at Mid-Valley Hospital after complaining of chest pain. He was arraigned April 17 and held for a lack of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for April 25.

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