On 7/11/2018 during a traffic stop the male passenger identified as Matthew Franciscus refused to comply with officers directives to show his hands and attempted to enter the center console. Once removed from vehicle narcotics were discovered in a pill bottle in his pocket. Franciscus attempted to flee and when apprehended physically fought with the officer who suffered an ankle injury. Franciscus was taken into custody with the assistance of bystander and backup officers. Once in custody it was learned that he had two active arrest warrants and was on active state parole.
Franciscus faces a host of charges and is currently lodged in the Allegheny County Jail.