CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man is facing felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting two police officers.
Robert Engermann, 32, is charged by Clearfield Regional police with felony aggravated assault (two counts), as well as misdemeanor resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Police say on March 14, they secured a felony arrest warrant for Engermann for interference with the custody of children.
They responded to his East Locust Street address and Engermann initially refused to come outside, according to the affidavit.
Instead, he became irate and told officers he was recording them on his cellphone. As it was raised, he picked up a ball bat he had concealed nearby.
Engermann reportedly started swinging the bat and threatening to “beat” anyone who came inside to arrest him.
Police say he did eventually come outside but as they were detaining him, Engermann became irate again.
Allegedly he pulled away, started throwing strikes and four officers used “substantial force” to secure custody of him.
As a result of the physical struggle, one officer suffered lacerations to his right leg while another experienced hand pain, according to the affidavit. Both were treated at Clearfield Penn Highlands’ Emergency Department.
At one point, Engermann pushed one of the officers against the side of his home with “substantial force,” the affidavit states.
Engermann waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, sending his case to county court. He’s currently housed at Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
In a separate but related case, Engermann waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a felony interference with custody of children charge. For this, bail is also $50,000 monetary.