Man revived by Narcan arrested for resisting arrest

Jul. 20—Taylor police revived a man found passed out Sunday at a borough gas station but then had to use a stun gun on him because he wouldn't take his hands out of his pockets, where authorities charged in court documents they found a knife.

Jose Navarro-Fernandez, 49, 711 2nd St., Williamsport, is charged with resisting arrest, driving under the influence, disorderly conduct and driving with a license suspended for DUI, Officers Brian Holland and James Johnson wrote in a criminal complaint.

"Tase me," Navarro-Fernandez told police as he reached into his pockets, according to an affidavit.

Shortly before 9 p.m., police were called to Turkey Hill, 480 S. Keyser Ave., to check on two men who had been asleep inside of a Nissan van parked at the gas pumps for about 45 minutes.

One of the men, Christian Kelly, who is not charged, woke up when police knocked on the vehicle's window. The man behind the wheel, Navarro-Fernandez, did not. After police administered Narcan, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, Navarro-Fernandez began to stir, according to police.

He smelled of alcohol and would not comply with Holland's commands to keep his hands out of his pockets, made out of fear for the safety of the police there. Police used a Taser on him and put him in handcuffs, discovering he had a small knife in his pocket.

Kelly was allowed to leave while Johnson took Navarro-Fernandez to Geisinger Community Medical Center to remove the Taser probes and draw his blood for a chemical test.

Navarro-Fernandez told staff in the hospital's intake area he drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and took tramadol, a pain killer, but refused chemical testing.

Navarro-Fernandez is in the Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 29.

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