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Police Arrest Man After Alleged Altercation

SANATOGA PA – A lengthy list of charges have been filed against a Lower Pottsgrove man who township police on Friday (Dec. 18, 2015) alleged was involved two days earlier in an altercation with a woman, in which he struck her, stole her cell phone, and then falsely identified himself to officers when they stopped him for questioning.

Placed under arrest was Karon Lyles, 35, of the Rolling Hills apartment complex, 2120 Buchert Rd. It was later determined he also was the subject of an active warrant issued by Pennsylvania State Police for a parole violation.

Montgomery County dispatchers on Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2015) at 11:36 p.m. sent Lower Pottsgrove police to a Rolling Hills address to meet with a woman who claimed that Lyles, her boyfriend, had struck her in the face, “ripped her cell phone from her hands,” and fled the area on foot, according to its report. The woman sustained a laceration to her ear, Ofc. James Kenney said in a department press release.

Police said they located a man, whose clothing fit an exact description provided by the victim, running in the area of a bus stop on East High Street. They stopped and questioned him, but he “denied being Karon Lyles,” and instead provided officers with another name, address, and date of birth as his identity, Kenney indicated. The man also denied being in an altercation, stealing a cell phone, or knowing the victim.

While checking the identity provided, police found a photo and demographic information for the name supplied to them. Neither matched the man they had stopped, according to the release.

Police also administered a portable breath test and, with its results, alleged the man they stopped was intoxicated.

During their subsequent investigation, police discovered the man carried several cell phones; none belonged to the victim, they said. He continued to insist he was not Lyles, continued to provide another name, and suggested officers bring him to a different apartment in Rolling Hills so a woman there could verify his identity.

They did, Kenney wrote. She didn’t.

The second woman, according to the officer, identified their subject in custody as Lyles. They also determined one of the cell phones he carried was allegedly stolen from the second woman earlier Wednesday, before the incident they were investigating occurred.

Police later found the initial victim’s cell phone Thursday (Dec. 17) as they searched the area in which Lyles was stopped, the release stated.

Lyles is charged with robbery, simple assault, false identification to law enforcement, identify theft, harassment, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and public intoxication. He was transported to and held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville PA.

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