On November 17th, at approximately 4:40 PM, Ofc. Frederick Lynch of Upper Gwynedd Police Department was dispatched to the area of North Wales Road and Mendham Drive for a male who appeared to be in medical distress. Ofc. Lynch saw the male laying partially on the roadway and tried to speak with the male to see if he was responsive. The male, identified as Harry Robert Boutcher, suddenly lunged upwards and began to assault Ofc. Lynch. When Ofc. Whisler and Volunteer Medical Service Corp of Lansdale staff arrived to assist, Boutcher took a fighting stance towards them. Boutcher was taken into custody and charged with multiple accounts of Aggravated Assault on officers, Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment. Ofc. Lynch sustained head and shoulder injuries as a result of this incident and was transported to Grandview Hospital for treatment.
Boutcher was arraigned in front of Judge Maurice H. Saylor who set his bail at $50,000. Boutcher will remain at Montgomery County Correctional Facility while he awaits his preliminary hearing.