Pa. man charged after refusing to comply in stop



CLAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man faces charges after police say he refused to cooperate during a traffic stop citing his affiliation with an organization that renounces civil government.

State police in Hollidaysburg say 76-year-old Don Ickes Jr. was speeding Interstate 99 before he was pulled over Monday night.

Investigators say the Fishertown man kept his windows up and his doors locked when police approached his vehicle asking for his driver’s license and car registration. They forcibly removed him from the vehicle.

Troopers say Ickes’ car bore a phony license plate issued by the Embassy of Heaven. The Oregon-based organization says its members renounce secular government.

A phone listing for Ickes could not immediately be located Thursday.