Man allegedly assaults troopers at York Hospital

Christopher Dornblaser

A Glen Rock man is in York County Prison after police say he kicked a trooper at York Hospital last week.

State police allege Brian Keith Ritenour, 48, of 142 Manchester St., lashed out at the trooper Tuesday night after he was given Narcan.

Ritenour is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, simple assault and harassment, according to charging documents.

Brian Ritenour

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Alleged incident: Police say Ritenour was taken to York Hospital about 8 p.m. after being picked up on a warrant. Troopers Justin Kurtz and Katelin Hummel were at the scene.

While there, he became unresponsive, and staff had to give him Narcan, documents state.

About one minute after he woke up, police say, Ritenour started flailing his arms and legs, and he tried to get out of his bed. Kurtz held Ritenour's legs to restrain him, but he continued to kick at the two troopers, landing one blow "dead center" in Kurtz's chest, according to police.

Ritenour was taken to central booking Wednesday night for arraignment. He was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Jan. 8 at District Judge Ronald J. Haskell Jr.'s office.

It's unclear from court records why there was a warrant for Ritenour.

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