Watertown man accused of yelling, resisting arrest and refusing to provide fingerprints

WATERTOWN, NY — Gerald A. Woodard, 45, of 223 State St., Apt. 5, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 12:34 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at his residence with second-degree obstruction of government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

He is accused of repeatedly yelling despite multiple requests by police to quiet down at about 12:24 a.m. Saturday, according to court documents. He allegedly pulled his arms away and then refused to provide his right hand for handcuffing by pulling it under his body during the arrest process, police said. He additionally obstructed the booking process he refusing to provide his fingerprints and stated, “Put me in a cell! I’m on parole… Nope,” when asked to comply with fingerprints and photographs, police said.

He was being held pending arraignment Saturday morning in City Court.