Williamsport woman allegedly interfered with son’s arrest

Sayeida B. Miller, 47, of 816 Elmira St., has been charged with obstructing the administration of law for interfering with a state trooper as he was attempted to handcuff her son in front of her city home about 1:45 a.m. on May 8, state police alleged in an affidavit filed at the office of District Judge Aaron Bichle.

Miller’s son, Deven Alford, was being handcuffed following “a short vehicle pursuit” that ended outside Miller’s home. The son was the driver, police said. Alford, 25, of 516 Elmira St., “resisted arrest and a physical confrontation ensued” in the street, police alleged in the court document.

“Miller came out on her front porch and placed both of her hands” on a trooper who was wrestling with her son, the affidavit stated. The trooper was forced to keep one hand on the son while “he used his other to push Miller away so he could complete the arrest,” the affidavit said. She is free on bail following her recent preliminary hearing. Alford was taken into custody on DUI-related charges and is awaiting trial.


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