An Everett man is in jail for allegedly grabbing a state trooper by the neck after police were dispatched to his South Juniata Street apartment for a domestic disturbance.

Jerry W. King, 44, is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment, filed by state police on March 7. King waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges on Wednesday.

King is in the Bedford County Correctional Facility on $50,000 straight bail.

State police were dispatched to King’s apartment, 22 S. Juniata St., about 5:45 p.m. March 7 when a neighbor reported hearing screaming from the apartment.

Tpr. Zane Baker allegedly knocked on the door of the apartment. King opened the door and allegedly shoved Baker, according to court documents. Baker ordered King to “back up” and King allegedly shoved him again, documents said.

Police said Baker took King to the ground to arrest him and King allegedly grabbed the trooper by the neck with his right hand. Baker was able to place King into custody. The trooper suffered scratches to his face and neck and a scraped knee.

King also was charged with simple assault and harassment for allegedly striking a woman with a closed fist in the apartment prior to state police arriving at the scene.

Contact Will DeShong at wdeshong@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 150.

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