HONESDALE -- A 33-yea- old Damascus Township man threatened to shot himself after Wayne County Sheriff Deputies attempted to serve a bench warrant. Wayne County Detectives charged Timothy Todd Everard of 178 Baldwin Hill Road, Damascus PA with Escape, Flight, and Resisting Arrest, announced District Attorney A.G. Howell.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Wayne County Detectives, Honesdale Borough Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission for not only working together to arrest Mr. Everard but also keeping our community safe as a whole during this difficult and complicated time.”
On March 17, 2020, Wayne County Sheriff Deputies attempted to serve a bench warrant on Mr. Everard for his failure to appear for trial on March 16, 2020. Upon informing Mr. Everard about the bench warrant, he barricaded himself in a bedroom within the residence. Mr. Everard refused to leave the bedroom and threatened to shoot himself. The Wayne County Sheriff Deputies then requested assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, Wayne County Detectives, Honesdale Borough Police Department, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
After multiple unsuccessful attempts were made for Mr. Everard to exit the bedroom, law enforcement opened the door with a ram to take Mr. Everard into custody without further incident.
Mr. Everard is charged with escape, flight to avoid apprehension, and resisting arrest. On March 19, 2020, he was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Edwards and remanded to the Wayne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $15,000 bail. Mr. Everard’s bail on the other matter was revoked. Mr. Everard is scheduled to appear at central court on April 1,, 2020.
*The filing of criminal charges is not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged Defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.