Police: Man Spit On Officer, Urinated In Cell Following Arrest

January 30, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A borough man suspected of trying to enter parked cars spit on police and urinated in a holding cell, according to charges filed Tuesday.

Police were dispatched to a report of two men prowling the area of 38 Hillside Ave. around 10:10 p.m. Monday.

Officers contacted Javon James Isaac, 23, of 14 W. Grove St., and Alexander Torres Silva, 26, in the area of Jones Lane and Hoblack Street.

Both men were “highly intoxicated” and were arrested for public drunkenness, police said.

While being transported to the police station, Isaac began spitting at police, according to the complaint. As he was being escorted into a holding cell, Isaac spat in an officer’s face, causing saliva to enter his mouth, police said.

Once inside the cell, Isaac also urinated on the floor, according to police.

Torres Silva was found in possession of three used syringes and a metal spoon with residue, police said. Police said Torres Silva was also wanted for violating his probation in Philadelphia.

He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on the violation.

Police charged Isaac with two counts each of aggravated harassment by a prisoner and institutional vandalism, as well as one count of public drunkenness.

Magisterial District Judge James J. Haggerty arraigned him on the charges Tuesday morning and released Isaac on $15,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 6.

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