Ithaca Police Officers were removing 23-year old David Wiles of Trumansburg from The State Theatre of Ithaca during a sold out concert last night when things got out of hand. Around 8:45, Wiles was being removed due to his disorderly behavior, and when officers tried to take him into custody, he became belligerent, and started attacking officers. A woman who left the theater with Wiles, 23-year old Juliet Halloran of Ithaca, tried to stop officers from arresting Wiles.
Then things took a drastic turn. Wiles grabbed one of the officer's Tasers and wouldn't let go. Eventually, Wiles was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree, after injuring three officers. Two of the officers were treated at Cayuga Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Both officers are expected to make a full recovery and return to work shortly.
Wiles is being held by the City of Ithaca Police Department pending arraignment. Halloran was initially charged with resisting arrest and released on her own recognizance.