- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has announced his candidacy for state representative just hours after being released from a county prison.

Matthew Schutter told Carbon County commissioners on Thursday he wants to represent the 122nd Legislative District as a Libertarian candidate.

The (Hazleton) Standard-Speaker reports (https://bit.ly/1U3MoPH ) that 45-year-old Schutter says he witnessed unsanitary conditions at the prison where was held since last Friday on assault charges.

The Penn Forest Township man was jailed on assault charges stemming from a March 28 incident.

He proclaimed his innocence and told the commissioners they’re “going down” when he wins before exiting the meeting room with a sheriff’s deputy and state police troopers.

Schutter says he plans on filing his nominating petition soon. The last day to file is Aug. 1.

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Information from: Standard-Speaker, https://www.standardspeaker.com


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