TOWANDA - A man who allegedly charged at a state police trooper while holding a cylinder of anhydrous ammonia, used in making methamphetamine, still is at large as state police continue to search for him in Burlington Township.
Police said Jonathan Coleman Butler, 34, of the borough, is charged with attempted aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, making terrorist threats, and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.
After officers attempted to stop Butler's 2000 Chevrolet Impala for an insurance violation on Sept. 22, he failed to stop and police said they pursued him until he stopped the car, got out and charged toward the trooper with a container that had frost and vapors emanating from it.
Butler allegedly continued to run at the trooper, threatening to throw the cylinder at him, and challenging the trooper to shoot him because the cylinder would blow up.
After the trooper created a reactionary gap from Butler for safety, Butler fled into a nearly wooded area, and a search has not yet found him.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Butler is asked to call state police at 265-2186 and reference Trooper Brandon Allis. Anonymous tips may pay up to $2,000, police said.