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Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

An out-of-state man who was at the office of the Dillsburg-area magisterial district judge  for a preliminary hearing was tased and arrested in the lobby after trying to leave, according to state police.

Bryant Joseph Scott tried to leave the office of District Judge Richard Thomas about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, and resisted arrest when a state trooper stopped him, according to charging documents filed by state police.

Bryant Joseph Scott

Scott, 25, of Wabash Avenue in Baltimore, spent a day in York County Prison before being bailed out on Tuesday, Aug. 7, according to prison records.

Scott is now free on $50,000 bail, charged with resisting arrest and two counts of disorderly conduct — one for unreasonable noise, the other for obscene language, according to court records.

Charging documents state that Scott was at Thomas' 126 W. Harrisburg St. office for a preliminary hearing on his charge of possession of small amount of marijuana, as well as for numerous traffic violations.

Active warrants: While he was standing in the lobby at the service window, Trooper Kelly Scarnati told Scott that he had outstanding warrants and would have to accompany her to take care of them, documents state.

Scott started to walk toward the door, saying he had to go outside to call someone, police said.

Scarnati told Scott he wasn't allowed to walk outside, then ordered Scott to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed, according to charging documents.

Scott repeatedly refused to comply, police said, and started to resist arrest and move away from the trooper, documents state.

Scott repeatedly yelled obscenities and repeatedly yelled at Scarnati, calling her "a little bitch," according to charging documents.

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Tased: Scarnati shocked Scott with a Taser in the lobby and placed handcuffs on him, police said, adding that Scott continued to yell obscenities after being arrested.

Scott was examined by an ambulance crew before being taken to the county's central booking unit to be arraigned.

Charging documents don't state whether anything in the lobby was damaged or destroyed in the incident.

Staff members in Thomas' office declined comment. A message left with the the York County Court Administration Office on Wednesday morning was not immediately returned.

It is unclear if Scott has retained an attorney.

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