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Drugged Teen Yells “Dropkick Murphy’s” and “America” as He Beats Two Cops

November 12, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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After beating a pair of police officers late Friday night, a Pennsylvania teen was released from custody after a local bondsman posted his $40,000 bail, court documents show.

A female officer was reportedly hospitalized in the incident..

In an apparent drug-fueled rage, Clayton, 18, punched and kicked Officer Courtenay DeLaney and her partner according to an arrest affidavit.

Clayton reportedly shook off a Taser zap during the assaults and yelled “America” and “Dropkick Murphys,” the affidavit shows.

Clayton, of Audubon, Pa. is charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Officer DeLaney was hospitalized after the 11:30 p.m. assault with cuts and bruises on her arms and legs.

East Earl police Chief Kevin McCarthy said Monday both officers returned to work without missing a shift.

Police initially encountered Clayton while responding to a hit-and-run crash at a furniture store on Division Highway.

According to the arrest report, his vehicle was seen trying to leave the scene of the crash, before abandoning the vehicle.

A witness told police she saw Clayton “spinning the wheels” of his Monte Carlo after the crash. The radio in the abandoned Monte Carlo was “blaring.”

McCarthy said police are still investigating what drug Clayton might have been on. Officers found a glass pipe in his vehicle.

He was sweating profusely and talking incoherently during the encounter, police reported.
The Taser “had no effect,” Officer Michael Lutz, who also was assaulted, wrote in the affidavit.
Dropkick Murphys are a popular American Celtic punk-rock band.

According to police, Clayton also shouted out the name of his town: Audubon.
He attended Garden Spot High School before moving to Montgomery County, according to his social-media page.

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