Pottstown police officer injured in clash with suspect

Several police and ambulance units were at the scene where a Pottstown Police officer was injured during a scuffle with a suspect along the 400 block of Jefferson Street late Friday night.

POTTSTOWN >> A Pottstown police officer is on injury leave following a confrontation with a suspect.

It happened along the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue at approximately 9 p.m. Friday after police arrived to break up a domestic dispute. According to police, as officers were trying to arrest 21-year-old Tadarrell Jones Jr. from his home, he got into scuffle with them.

As a result, Officer Michael Mitchell suffered a minor scrape to the face and injured his right wrist. He and a female victim, who also suffered facial injuries, were taken to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and released. Mitchell is on injury leave until his wrist heals.

Jones faces aggravated, domestic and simple assault charges, along with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, harassment and other related offenses.

He was arraigned before District Judge Paul N. Leo Saturday afternoon and transferred to Montgomery County Correctional Facility after he was unable to post the $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. before District Judge Edward C. Kropp Sr., according to court records.

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