Wrestler Kurt Angle arrested, charged with violating PFA

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Pro wrestler Kurt Angle is free on bond following his arrest yesterday on charges that he violated a protection from abuse order obtained by his girlfriend earlier in the day.

Mr. Angle, 40, of Moon, was arrested around 7:50 a.m. in the parking lot of a Giant Eagle supermarket in Robinson, where his girlfriend, Trenesha Biggers, had taken refuge, according to a police affidavit. She told police she'd obtained the PFA around 6:20 a.m. after Mr. Angle abused her, and he was stalking her outside a Starbucks shop in Robinson, where she was using a computer to send e-mail.

She said she was afraid to use her home computer because Mr. Angle lives there, the affidavit said. She called police after she saw him circling the supermarket parking lot.

In addition to the PFA violation, Mr. Angle also was arraigned on charges of harassment, possession of the human growth hormone Hygetropin, and possession of a syringe to use the controlled substance, police said. Mr. Angle told police the drug is prescribed to him legally, the affidavit said.

After police were dispatched yesterday morning, an officer pulled over his car at Park Manor and Robinson Town Centre Drive. Mr. Angle told police he and Ms. Biggers had an altercation Friday night and that Moon police removed him from his residence.

He denied stalking Ms. Biggers and said he was looking for a hotel because he was barred from his home, police said. Officers towed his car from the scene because his driver's license was suspended after a previous drunken-driving arrest.

A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday before District Judge Carla Swearingen in Robinson.

Jim McKinnon can be reached at 412-263-1939, or at jmckinnon@post-gazette.com .


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