Pittsfield man due back in court after Dec.1 arrest

A Pittsfield man is due back in district court today after it took physical force, several shots from a taser and pepper spray to serve an arrest warrant on him in early December, according to state police at the Warren barracks.

State police made contact with Jessie Joe Greenhalgh, 31, of Pittsfield on Dec. 1 at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Poplar Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Warren, police report. Greenhalgh was wanted on an arrest warrant.

Greenhalgh gave troopers a false name and date of birth, according to the police report.

Greenhalgh then fought with troopers while being taken into custody. Troopers fired a taser several times and used pepper spray during a physical effort to subdue him, according to the police report.

Greenhalgh was taken into custody and transported by ambulance to Warren General Hospital for treatment of injuries and observation, police report.

Greenhalgh was charged with a first-degree felony count of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony count of attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, a second-degree misdemeanor count of obstructing administration of law, a second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor count of resisting arrest, a third-degree misdemeanor count of providing false identification to law enforcement and a summary count of driving while operating privileges are suspended.

Greenhalgh was arraigned on the charges on Dec. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Raymond Zydonik. He was committed to the Warren County jail on Dec. 3 in lieu of $50,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today at 1 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge Todd Woodin. He remains in jail.

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