Kane Man Allegedly Assaulted Cops

A Kane man is accused of biting, kicking and threatening police officers who were searching his home for drugs and paraphernalia.

According to papers filed in District Judge David Engman’s office police were called to a Park Avenue home at about 8:30 Sunday night for a domestic incident and learned that people in the house had been “shooting up.”

After getting consent to search the house police found a spoon with burn marks and drug residue in a bathroom cupboard. 19-year-old Matthew Confer then allegedly called police “f***ing d***heads,” “f***ing a******s” and “pigs.” Police then put Confer in handcuffs, searched him and sat him in the floor. His mother then told police she had one hypodermic needle. They searched the rest of the house and found nine more needles that they say looked to be used.

Police called adult probation because Confer had fresh injection marks on his arms and they didn’t know what to do with him. Confer said they were hornet stings. The probation department told police to take Confer to the McKean County Jail. When they explained this to him “that is when he became uncontrollable,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.

While police tried to get him up off the floor to walk outside he kicked both officers and tried to lie down. At the police car Confer tried to kick out the cruiser’s windows so officers placed shackles on him, but while they were doing that, he kicked one officer in the genitals and bit the other’s hand. He then spit at one of the officers, which forced them to use Mace on him.

After that Confer started screaming that he was going to put them “at the top of my hit list and kill you f***ing pigs.”

In the back of the police cruiser Confer asked for medical treatment because his nose was bleeding and his eyes were burning. Paramedics treated him and said he was in good condition with a minor nose bleed.

Confer is charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, along with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sent to McKean County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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