Family Accused of Beating Cops Indicted
Trio due in court in connection with alleged altercation with police.
A Mountain View Road father, son and daughter have been indicted on aggravated assault charges in connection with an alleged confrontation in May when police said they punched and wrestled with officers.
George Teeple, 68, Danielle Teeple, 31, and Kevin Teeple, 36, are scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 for an arraignment and status conference on third-degree aggravated assault charges.
The family members were indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury on July 26.
Presenting the case for the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office is Assistant Prosecutor Robert Hawkes. Michael Rogers will represent George Teeple, while James Wronko will defend Danielle Teeple and Victor Rotolo will represent Kevin Teeple.
According to a statement by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Hillsborough Police Cpl. Brian McCarron stopped a Ford pickup truck on Mountain View Road shortly before 11 a.m. on May 14. The driver, Kevin Teeple, got out of the truck and began walking toward his Mountain View Road home, the prosecutor's office said.
A passenger, George Teeple, also got out of the truck and confronted McCarron, the prosecutor's office said. Teeple allegedly ignored McCarron's orders to get back inside the vehicle and was instructed he was being placed under arrest, the prosecutor's office said.
George Teeple then resisted being handcuffed and wrestled with McCarron, the prosecutor's office said. Kevin Teeple and Danielle Teeple then came out of their home and confronted Officer Jason Beverett, who arrived as backup, the prosecutor's office said.
Danielle Teeple allegedly punched Beverett in the face, the prosecutor's office said. Danielle Teeple and Kevin Teeple then continued to assault Beverett by punching and wrestling with him, the prosecutor's office said.
Officer Christopher Engelhardt and his K-9 then responded to the scene and the Teeples were able to be placed under arrest, the prosecutor's office said.
After being placed in a patrol car, Danielle Teeple allegedly kicked out the left rear window and attempted to climb out of the vehicle before she was secured, the prosecutor's office said.