Cumberland County Man Punches Officer In Jaw, Area Police Say

A Carlisle man picked a North Middleton Township police officer.

Taylor James Yoder.
Taylor James Yoder. Photo Credit: North Middleton Township police

Police were called to an active trespasser at the Speedway located at 712 North Hanover Street on Thursday at approximately 6:20 p.m.

Upon arrival officers found Taylor James Yoder, 21, causing a disturbance outside of the convenience store.

Yoder appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, according to police.

After officers made contact with Yoder, he punched an officer in the right side of his jaw and lip area-- causing the officer's lip to be cut, as well as other injuries to the jaw.

Yoder was arrested and charged with the following:

  • S Simple assault
  • S Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct
  • M2 Simple Assault
  • F2 Aggravated Assault - Attempts to cause or causes bodily injury to designated individuals
  • M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce 
  • M3 Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting

He is being held in the Cumberland County prison in lieu of $100,000 in bail.

His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 13 at 8:15 a.m.

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