Wilkes-Barre Police arrest James Sweeny in assault, spitting incident

Wilkes-Barre Police arrest James Sweeny in assault, spitting incident

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes-Barre Police arrest James Sweeny in assault, spitting incident with a roommate at their home on Horton Street in Wilkes-Barre.  Police say Sweeny  was in physical altercation with roommate, threw objects and spit at the victim causing injury. 

Police also charged Sweeny with resisting arrest in the incident police say occurred March 25, 2019. 

Later that day police say Sweeny intentionally struck the interior divider of patrol vehicle with his head causing damage and clean up required. As a result he was then charged with Resisting arrest and institutional vandalism.

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