Source: Mike UlleryMan damages motel
TROY — Troy police responded to the Royal Inn on Brukner Drive around 10:15 Tuesday evening on the report of a man breaking a window in one of the rooms.
According to Capt. Joe Long, Edward Griffith was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damaging following his outburst at the motel late Tuesday. Griffith was transported to the Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment and a mental evaluation, according to reports.
Officers arrived to find broken glass and debris strewn over a large area in a parking lot. Griffith apparently locked himself into his second floor room.
Additional officers were called for back-up and a medic unit from Troy Fire Department was also dispatched, but was told to stage until officers could secure the area.
Officers were prepared to use a “ram” tool to force entry into the room. It is unknown if that tool was actually deployed.
Griffith was extremely combative and it took multiple officers to handcuff and escort the man to the waiting medic unit.
No officers suffered apparent injuries in subduing Griffith.
A pair of officers accompanied medics to Upper Valley Medical Center where Griffith was treated. An estimate of damage sustained to the Royal Inn is not yet known.
Troy Police are investigating the incident and more charges may be pending. An employee was reportedly throwing rocks at Griffith during the incident, but no name or charges have been filed at this time.