Just hours after he was released from city police custody, David Christopher Rute was handcuffed a second time and taken again to police headquarters for allegedly possessing three bags of heroin, court records state.
Rute was initially arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants after his car crashed into the Woodlands Bank branch office at West Fourth and Arch streets earlier this month, police said. He was handcuffed at the scene, placed in the back of cruiser and driven to headquarters but was released with no charges being filed.
During the early evening of the same day, officers responded to the first block of Fifth Street where Rute was shouting at his aunt. The woman handed over drug paraphernalia that she claimed Rute, 27, of Milton, gave her.
"I can't believe you called the police on me," Rute shouted at her. When Rute was searched, the officers found heroin on him. He was arraigned a short time later before District Judge James H. Sortman on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia and was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.