Police: West York man's arm badly injured in 'scuffle'

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say a West York man badly injured his arm during a scuffle last month.
  • Gerald Orr, of York City, is charged with simple assault, among other charges.
  • He remains free on $20,000 unsecured bail.

A West York man suffered injuries requiring a cast and stitches after a "scuffle" with a York City man last month, according to police.

Gerald Lynn Orr, 33, of 553 Pennsylvania Ave., is charged with unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault and harassment, charging documents state.

West York Police say Orr and the other man got into a scuffle after the West York man was "talking trash."


Allegations: Police were sent to the 1200 block of West Princess Street about 4:20 a.m. May 21 for a reported stabbing. When they arrived, they found the victim and a witness on the sidewalk, police say.

The victim had a large laceration on his right arm, which police say was bleeding profusely.

The witness told police that two individuals, later identified as Orr and a man only referred to as "Jr.," fled after the incident, according to charging documents. While the West York man was getting medical attention, the witness explained to police what had happened that night, documents say.

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Police say the four people were spending time at the victim's residence when Orr, known as "G," left to get drugs. His friend Jr. stayed behind while the victim made negative comments about Jr. and Orr to the witness, documents state.

Jr. texted Orr, telling him that the victim was "talking trash," police said.

Orr then came back, angry, and began yelling and harassing the victim, documents state.

Orr and Jr. allegedly "jumped" the victim while he was on the toilet, according to police. They punched and kicked him, and the scuffle began moving toward the front door, court documents allege.

The victim continuously told the two to leave his home, but they refused, police said.

The two pushed the victim up to the front door, causing his hands and arms to go through a glass window in the door, shattering it and slicing the victim's right forearm, according to charging documents.

The witness told police that Orr was the "dominant aggressor," police said.

Victim: The victim recounted a similar story, according to charging documents.

However, the victim said that the witness invited Orr and Jr. over, according to police. He said when Orr went to pick up drugs, Jr. began harassing him in an "unwanted sexual manner," documents allege.

Police say the victim made negative comments about the two and told Jr. to leave. Jr. left and came back with Orr, and they grabbed the victim from the toilet, according to charging documents. The victim told police that the two prevented him from running away by grabbing him and pulling him back, according to police.

When the victim's arm went through the glass door, court documents allege, Orr dragged him back, and his arm went through the broken glass.

Orr and Jr. then left in a Honda Pilot, according to police.

The victim gave police his York Hospital release papers, which said his arm was lacerated and tendons were cut, for which he needed stitches and a cast, documents state.

Charges were filed against Orr on May 25, and Orr was arraigned on them on May 31. District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy set bail at $20,000 unsecured, meaning if Orr does not show up to court proceedings, he could forfeit up to that amount.

Jonathan White, who is listed as Orr's attorney, did not return a message seeking comment.

Orr's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 22 at Clancy's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.