Police: Durham man faces multiple charges after domestic dispute

Route 145 in East Durham, where police say they arrested a town man following a domestic dispute Thursday. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

EAST DURHAM — A town man was arrested on Thursday night for allegedly injuring a person during a domestic dispute, fighting with police and damaging a residence, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Friday.

John Servider, 21, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, all class A misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct, both violations, Nevel said.

At about 10:50 p.m., troopers responded to a reported domestic dispute at a residence on Route 145.

When they arrived, Servider was standing outside the home. While speaking to police, Servider became irate and began to curse and scream at his neighbors. Troopers ordered him to stop screaming and swearing. He then picked up a small plastic table and threw it into a fence, causing the table to break.

When police attempted to take Servider into custody for disorderly conduct, he began to fight with them and said he was not going to be arrested. Servider was eventually taken into custody after a struggle.

After arresting Servider, troopers located a glass smoking device containing methamphetamine residue.

The alleged victim of the domestic incident was hit in the face by Servider, who also pushed the alleged victim’s face into a make-up vanity, Nevel said. He also destroyed some furniture and a TV in the apartment.

The alleged victim refused any medical treatment. Servider was given appearance tickets for Durham Town Court on May 7.

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