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State trooper says ‘agitated’ suspect bit him during Derry Township scuffle

Brian Keith Will, 46, of Derry Township

A state trooper responding to a call in Bradenville on Friday was injured when a man bit him, according to police.

Trooper Matthew Myers encountered Brian Keith Will, 46, at his home on Latrobe Derry Road in Derry Township at 10:17 a.m. Will was “extremely irritated and agitated,” according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Will told the trooper that he was angry with a relative and began punching his own legs as the pair talked on the front porch, police said.

Will allegedly lunged at Myers and the trooper used his Taser twice as the men scuffled on the ground, according to court papers.

During the fight, Will allegedly bit Myers’ right pinky finger and left forearm. The trooper’s finger began to bleed and his uniform sleeve was torn as a result, police said.

Will eventually was handcuffed by two other troopers.

Cpl. Rocco Russo said Sunday that Will and Myers were both treated for injuries at an area hospital. Will did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

Will has a facial bruise in his booking mugshot from the Westmoreland County Prison, where he was lodged on Sunday on $25,000 bail. He is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest.

A March 23 preliminary hearing is set.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374 or [email protected].

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