Jordan S. Richardson

Jordan S. Richardson

A New Holland man resisted arrest, injured two police officers and spit blood in an EMT's face in an incident that started at his home early Thursday, police said.

Jordan Scott Richardson, 21, faces felony assault charges and several misdemeanor charges.

He is held at Lancaster County Prison in lieu of combined $500,000 bail.

Police responded to a report of a male "under the influence" and "destroying the house" at a home in the 300 block of Jackson Street just before 4 a.m. Thursday, according to a criminal complaint.

Officers found Richardson naked and yelling obscenities outside the house, the complaint states.

While resisting attempts to take him into custody, he got on top of a car and continued yelling obscenities, according to police.

Richardson punched one officer several times and fought with officers when they tried to get him off of the car, according to the complaint. 

According to the complaint, while trying to arrest Richardson, police shot him with a taser twice, and he pulled the barb from his body both times.

Police departments from East Earl, West Earl, Ephrata and East Lampeter responded to assist.

Richardson was eventually taken into custody and transported to WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, the complaint states.

While at the hospital, Richardson spit blood on the face of an EMT, police said.

The EMT and two New Holland Police Department officers received medical attention, according to the complaint. The complaint did not state the extent of their injuries.

Richardson was released from the hospital and arraigned before Judge Rodney Hartman Thursday.

Ephrata police charged him with felony aggravated assault. New Holland police Lt. Jonathan Heisse charged him with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of simple assault, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

He is at the county prison in lieu of $400,000 cash bail on the New Holland police charges and $100,000 cash bail on the Ephrata police charges.

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