Antwerp man tased twice while resisting arrest for burglary, bail set at $30,000 cash, troopers say

ANTWERP, NY — On Sept. 8, 2018, at approximately 3:45 a.m., state police responded to 37230 Route 11 in the town of Antwerp for a reported burglary to a garage.

During the investigation, troopers were advised by the complainant the identity of a possible suspect, Nathan J. McElhone, 43, who resides at 111 Main Street in the village of Antwerp.

When troopers arrived they observed a vehicle in front of the residence with the stolen items that were taken from the complainant’s garage, they said.

Upon being advised that he was under arrest, McElhone refused to comply with the verbal commands of the troopers and physically resisted arrest, troopers said.

Troopers were forced to deploy a taser as McElhone continued to be combative and physically resisted arrest.

McElhone was eventually taken into custody and transported to State Police Watertown for processing.

McElhone was charged with third-degree burglary (class “D” felony), fourth-degree grand larceny (class “E” felony), resisting arrest (class “A” misdemeanor), and second-degree harassment (violation).

He was arraigned in the town of Pamelia Court and remanded to the Jefferson County Jail with bail set at $30,000 cash.