Man to police: ‘I’m going to kill all of you’

Once in custody, an out-of-control 18-year-old man on probation threatened and continued to struggle with a group of four probation officers, spitting on them and kicking the windows of a probation car so violently that the “vehicle was visibly rocking,” according to Christopher Warden, a county deputy sheriff.

“I’m going to kill all of you,” Emmanuel Cradle screamed at the probation officers as they handcuffed him in the 1500 block of Randall Circle in Loyalsock Township about 5 p.m. on Aug. 3, Warden said in an affidavit.

Cradle, on probation for two years following a shoplifting and drug paraphernalia conviction, was being sought on several warrants filed by the county’s Adult Probation and Parole Office.

Cradle, who was listed as homeless, had fled from the officers on foot for at least two blocks before he was restrained and placed in the backseat of a probation officer’s car.

He not only threatened the officers’ lives, but Cradle also threatened to harm members of the officers’ families, Warden alleged in the affidavit.

During his ride to the Lycoming County Prison, Cradle’s behavior was so violent that the officers stopped on Northway Road near Sheridan Street and forcibly put him in a sheriff’s car for better security. Once they arrived at the jail, probation officers and sheriff deputies carried him into the prison, Warden said.

Cradle, who used to live in the 800 and 900 blocks of Elmira Street, has been arraigned on charges of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and multiple counts of harassment. He remains behind bars in lieu of $25,000 bail.