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Two arrested after foot chase in Donora

Two Charleroi men were arrested after police received a complaint at 2:46 a.m. Monday that a vehicle was stuck in a front yard at 32 Highland Terrace.

When Donora police Officer William Dennison arrived, the car was in the yard, surrounded by a large group of people in the area.

That’s when Anthony “Jinx” Law threw a set of keys and then fled the scene, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson, Monongahela.

After a short foot chase, Law stumbled, enabling Dennison to pull Law to the ground. The men then struggled, at which time Dennison subdued Law with a Taser and pepper spray.

While Dennison was walking Law to the police cruiser, a man wearing a black and white, striped Hallo-ween costume was standing outside the front door of 32 High-land Terrace allegedly screaming obscenities and telling police to free Law.

Police later identified the man as Gregory Moon.

According to the affidavit, it was Moon’s car stuck in the yard. Police said a pistol was found in the car. The pistol had been reported stolen from Lincoln borough, according to the affidavit.

Law, 26, of 1022 Fallowfield Ave., was charged with resisting arrest, flight to avoid apprehension, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Law was arraigned by Wilson and remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bond.

He faces a preliminary hearing before Wilson at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 17.

Moon, 22, also of 1022 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, firearms not to be carried without a license, possessing instruments of a crime and receiving stolen property.

A hearing has not been set for Moon.

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