Local Man Facing Charges After Injuring Police Officers
The three police officers had a mental health pickup order to take 23-year-old Eric E. McMoreland into custody, and to bring him to Glens Falls Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit. While they were attempting to carry out their order, McMoreland became physically confrontational with the officers.
The officers sustained some injuries during the confrontation, including some bruises and scratches. One of the police officers was also allegedly bitten by McMoreland. The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad was cat the scene, and treated the officers’ injuries. In the effort to get McMoreland into custody, the officers resorted to using pepper spray.
McMoreland was then brought to The Glens Falls Hospital Behavioral Unit. According to an article in The Post Star, after McMoreland is released from the unit, he will be charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration, Assault in the second degree and Resisting Arrest.