Dover Twp. man gets probation for allegedly tasing troopers

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Scott Jason Orvis

A Dover Township man who was facing 24 charges and offenses for allegedly using a stun gun on troopers while resisting arrest has been sentenced to probation. 

Scott Jason Orvis, 38, pleaded guilty June 8 before York County Common Pleas Judge Maria Musti Cook to a count of disarming a law enforcement officer without lawful authorization, according to court records.

Orvis, of the 4500 block of Hikey Street, was sentenced to three years' probation with the first five months in York County Prison and seven months on house arrest, court records indicate. Orvis received credit for 173 days he has already spent locked up. 

He also was ordered to complete anger management and drug and alcohol treatment. All of his other charges, including six felony aggravated assault charges and four DUIs, were dropped as part of the plea agreement, court records show.

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State police responded about 1 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020, to a residence in the 100 block of South Pine Street in Red Lion for an assault report, according to court records.

Orvis allegedly fought a man who was dropping off Orvis' ex-girlfriend at her house, according to court documents. He wouldn't let the man leave the driveway and punched him in the face, according to police.

He then barricaded himself inside the woman's residence and held the door closed from the inside when she unlocked it for police, according to court records.

Police eventually got through, and "Orvis immediately began to actively resist Troopers and avoid physical control techniques," court records state.  

One of the troopers used a Taser on Orvis, but it had no effect on him, according to records. Orvis then grabbed the Taser and used it on a state trooper, hitting the officer in the right shoulder.

He continued deploying the Taser and almost hit another trooper in the head, police allege. More troopers arrived and eventually subdued Orvis, who was taken to WellSpan York Hospital, according to police.

Orvis also was arrested in October 2018 after a woman allegedly was assaulted in Dover Township. He faced charges including strangulation, simple assault and reckless endangerment in that case, but the charges were dropped, according to the York County District Attorney's Office.