Authorities: colesburg Man spit on two officers

A Colesburg man is being charged with two counts of assault on persons in certain occupations, harassment third degree and interference with official acts after law enforcement said he spit at two officers and resisted arrest Dec. 1.

According to court documents, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a rural Colesburg residence around 8 p.m. for a report of a domestic in progress. Once on scene, authorities say they were told Chad Anthony Tatar, 34, had a large knife on his person and had been drinking all day.

Authorities made contact with Tatar and stated he and the other party should separate for the evening, but Tatar said he was not going to leave.

When speaking with the victim, law enforcement was told Tatar slashed approximately $1,855 of the victim’s property with the knife. Tatar was eventually taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief second degree.

At approximately 10 p.m., the Manchester P.D. was called to assist the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at Regional Medical Center in regard to Tatar, documents state. While a Manchester officer was speaking with Tatar, documents state Tatar made threatening comments. Also, during this interaction, documents state Tatar spit on the officer’s foot as well as spitting in the face of a state trooper.

Shortly after this exchange, documents state, Tatar was released by the hospital into law enforcement’s custody, when Tatar began actively resisting his arrest.