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Man accused of running naked in Liberty pleads not guilty

GIRARD — A man who reportedly ran around naked on Belmont Avenue in Liberty on June 30 will be back in Girard Municipal Court July 31 on charges of resisting arrest, public indecency and disorderly conduct, court records show.

Terrance Hamlin, 47, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on July 2 and Judge Jeffrey Adler set his bond at $7,500, which Hamlin posted.

Police said Hamlin not only stripped before those driving down the busy street but also stopped traffic and yelled at passing vehicles.

He also acted aggressively toward police, who had to use a stun weapon on Hamlin twice to take him to the ground and arrest him, according to a police report.

Liberty police Chief Toby Meloro said preliminary tests show that Hamlin may have been under the influence of PCP or bath salts, which could have caused the irrational behavior.

He also said he and other officers knew Hamlin from when he was growing up in the township and said he was always a nice person.

“It’s obvious he had no idea what he was doing,” Meloro said.

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