Posted by Reblog: Lehigh Valley News.
Andrew Ohl, 25, of Upper Saucon Township, remains in critical condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township, a hospital spokesman says.
Andrew Ohl, 25, of Upper Saucon Township, cannot face charges of aggravated assault and related offenses due to medical reasons, Easton police Capt. Scott Casterline said Thursday, adding he wasn’t able to provide further details as to when or if initial court steps could be taken.
Those arrested are normally arraigned within hours of arrest. Arraignment is the first step in the court process.
Ohl about 6 a.m. Nov. 25 left the work release section of Northampton County Prison and, intending to get a bus to work in Allentown, stopped at the Easton Corner Market, at North Fourth and Northampton streets, where he began to act out, authorities said.
Ohl attacked a responding officer in the store, police said, before Ohl was taken into custody and held by several officers against a patrol car hood while appearing to growl and continuing to struggle. A few minutes later he received an injection from rescue personnel, calmed down and was placed in an ambulance, police said at the time. Soon after, ambulance personnel were performing CPR on the man before he was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township.
A hospital spokesman said Ohl remains in critical condition, but the spokesman couldn’t offer further details.
After a search warrant was served at the cell that had been occupied by Ohl and three other prisoners, authorities said they found a “suspicious, leafy green substance” which initial tests said was synthetic marijuana.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli’s office said the case hasn’t proceeded far enough to come to his attention.
Morganelli is currently overseeing an officer-involved death in an Oct. 24 incident at 13th and Spring Garden streets in Easton where Richard Scheuermann III was shot to death. An Easton police officer and three Palmer Township officers are on leave awaiting Morganelli’s ruling as to if the shooting were justified.
If Ohl were to die, it is not immediately clear if it would be a second officer-involved death involving city police.