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Suspect Used Young Son As Human Shield During Arrest

When the authorities showed up at a man’s residence to detain him he reportedly acted in a manner that caused them to employ their tasers, and he allegedly used his 11-year-old son as a shield to protect himself from the shocks.

Just after 11:00 am on February 9, officers with the Pennsylvania State Police went to a home in Reade Township in an effort to serve a man with a warrant and take him into custody.

As they attempted to locate the man, 35-year-old Daniel Taylor, the authorities said they discovered he was in the attic of the dwelling and they purported that he placed himself there in an attempt to hide from them.

The officers reportedly told Taylor, who was with his 11-year-old son, to come down and interact with them, but he allegedly did not comply.

When Taylor began to descend from the attic, he reportedly saw that he was in danger of being tased by an officer and he allegedly grabbed his son and held the boy in front of him in a purported attempt to protect himself from harm.

The child was reportedly startled and sobbing as an officer tried to free him from his father’s grasp, and when the officer was unable to get the boy he tried to tase Taylor but instead ended up unintentionally shocking another officer that was at the scene.

Working together, the law enforcement officers took the child from Taylor and successfully tased the allegedly resisting man, who was then reported as becoming cooperative.

Taylor was placed under arrest and taken to the Cambria County Jail. The reason for the warrant that brought the officers to his home was not disclosed, but due to the reported events that took place during his arrest, Taylor may face possible charges for felony aggravated assault, and felony endangering the welfare of a minor.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.