According to Cpl. David Gold, he spotted Brandyn Wingo, 19, of the 400 block of Fairview Street, Phoenixville amongst a crowd of people standing on the corner of Main and High Streets around 3:08 p.m. May 17.

"As I pulled my car up to the corner, everyone began walking away," said Gold. "I saw Wingo was amongst the group, and I knew he had an outstanding warrant. I told him that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest and that he was under arrest. He told me, 'No there isn't,' and he began running east on High Street."

Gold said he began to chase Wingo, while ordering him to stop.

"Wingo ran through a backyard and down towards High Street," said Gold. "Then he headed towards Dayton Street. Once I arrived at Dayton Street, I noticed another group of people standing around, yelling and screaming.

"Officer (Lance) Frost was attempting to take Wingo into custody, and Wingo was resisting Frost's attempt to arrest him."

After police were able to secure Wingo and transport him to the police station, Gold said Georgia Stokes of the first block of Dayton Street was taken into custody on aggravated assault and hindering apprehension or prosecution.

"Stokes was hitting Officer Frost in the head and back, attempting to pull him off of Wingo while he was taking him into custody," said Gold. "She was taken to District Court and released on $15,000 secured bail."

Wingo was wanted by police on an outstanding assault warrant, stemming from an incident on the evening of May 7, said Gold.

"I was dispatched to the 100 block of West High Street for a loitering call," said Gold. "Upon arrival, I found a female victim laying in the roadway. She was crying and bleeding. She told me that she and Wingo were arguing and after calling her a 'ho', he punched her in the face and kicked her twice, throwing her to the road.

"I observed Wingo on the east side of West High Street, and he began running away. I stayed with the victim."

Wingo is charged with escape; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest. On his outstanding warrant, he's charged with simple assault; recklessly endangering another person; harassment; and disorderly conduct.

He was arraigned for District Justice Ted Michaels Monday afternoon, and remanded to Chester County Prison on $50,000 cash bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2004.

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