On 03-15-19 at approximately 1515 hrs, Officers with the City of Bradford Police Department attempted to stop and arrest Kevin A. Armstrong on East Ave. in the City of Bradford. Officers were aware Kevin A. Armstrong had an active arrest warrant out for him from the McKean County Sheriffs Department. Armstrong refused commands to stop for Police and a foot pursuit across East Main St. ensued.
Officers were able to set up a perimeter between East Main St. and the Tunungwant Creek which was flowing at a fast rate with raised waters. Armstrong ran along the creek through wooded area and into parts of the creek at times attempting to evade Officers and continuing to refuse commands to stop. Officers closed in the perimeter on Armstrong and were able to take him into custody using physical force as he refused to follow repeated commands.
After the arrest Officer determined that Armstrong additionally had an active arrest warrant out of Erie County PA for unrelated charges. Armstrong was taken to McKean County Jail on the two separate arrests warrants. Additional charges of Misdemeanor Flight to Avoid Apprehension and Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest are pending against Armstrong for this incident.