West Chester Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting First Responders

Brian Thompson Jr.Brian Thompson Jr. /Submitted Image

WEST CHESTER, PA — A 25-year-old West Chester man, Brian Thompson Jr., is facing multiple charges after an incident where he allegedly assaulted two members of the Good Fellowship Ambulance Company (GFAC) while they were rendering aid to him.

The incident occurred on December 26, 2023, when West Chester Police officers responded to a medical emergency at 312 W Chestnut St. Upon arrival, both police officers and GFAC members attended to Thompson Jr. However, during this time, Thompson Jr. allegedly bit two GFAC members, causing injuries.

Following the incident, an arrest warrant was executed on Thompson Jr. on January 2, 2024, at approximately 9:00 PM. The arrest was carried out without incident, and Thompson Jr. was transported to Chester County Prison for arraignment. A preliminary hearing is now pending with District Court 15-1-01.

Thompson Jr. faces two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, two counts of harassment, one count of disorderly conduct engaging in fighting, and a charge of public drunkenness.

As the legal process continues, it’s important to remember that an arrest or a criminal complaint is not a declaration of guilt. Thompson Jr., like all defendants, is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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