Crime

August 7, 2014

Police: York man assaulted girlfriend, bystander at gas station

A York man is in jail under a $110,000 bond after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at a gas station and later being found in possession of illegal drugs, according to police and jail reports.

A York man is in jail under a $110,000 bond after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at a gas station and later being found in possession of illegal drugs, according to police and jail reports.

Paul Neely Poag III, 30, was charged with DUI, public disorderly conduct, criminal domestic violence, and possession of Xanax with intent to distribute, according to court and police records.

In the incident late Tuesday, police responding to a call for service about reckless driving found a fight in progress at a gas station on North Cherry Road and were told by a witness about an altercation between Poag and his girlfriend, the report states. A concerned bystander confronted Poag and was also assaulted, the report states.

After taken into custody police found Poag had 13 Xanax pills and more than $1,000 in cash. The drugs and money were seized as the case is investigated by the York County drug unit, the report states.

Poag refused to take a breathalyzer at the police station, police said.

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