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Man allegedly threatens cops during arrest

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    Ronald Wayne Shreffler Jr.



ELYRIA — An Abbe Road man’s alleged threats against a police officer during his arrest Sunday evening added a felony intimidation charge to a simple misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, police said.

Ronald W. Shreffler Jr., 37, of 525 S. Abbe Road, is being held in Lorain County Jail on $22,000 cash or surety bond, charged with third-degree felony intimidation and fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to Elyria police, two officers were dispatched at 9:03 p.m. Sunday to an apartment in the 500 block of Kensington Square for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officers could hear “what sounded like items being thrown.”

The resident, Shreffler’s mother, told officers her son was there and causing the disturbance. Shreffler “was immediately aggressive with officers by being argumentative and shouting at them,” and told them he couldn’t find his cell phone battery, according to a police report.

Officers thought Shreffler “appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug due to his erratic behavior” and his “pin-point” pupils. Determined to have been trespassing, he was escorted out by officers, tensed up and pulled away from them.

While being transported to Lorain County Jail, Shreffler allegedly shouted profanities at the officers, ignored their commands to stop and tried to slip out of his handcuffs. A second set of cuffs was placed on him, and he continued to tell officers to “Get the (expletive) away from me,” according to the report.

Shreffler also kicked the patrol car door, called an officer multiple obscene and profane names and told him “You’re not even going to live till you’re 30,” while telling the officer to “remove the handcuffs and fight him like a man and not a little (expletive).”

At the jail, Shreffler pounded on the windows, slipped out of his handcuffs while in a restraint chair and refused to sign a misdemeanor citation, according to Elyria police.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.

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