Carlisle man jailed for assault on police officer

A Carlisle man was arrested after police say he assaulted an officer who was trying to arrest him for hitting a man and causing a disturbance at Borough Hall.

Scott E. Robinson, 30, was charged Thursday afternoon with aggravated assault on a police officer, robbery, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment and disorderly conduct, police said in a news release.

Police said they initially were called about two men fighting near the intersection of Belvedere and West South streets. Both men went their separate ways before officers arrived, but one of them, 25-year-old Clinton Trout, later reported that Robinson had struck him in the face because Robinson was angry about past due rent.

Police said they then began receiving multiple calls about an unwanted person at Borough Hall, at 53 West South Street, who was screaming and making threats.

Officers learned that another person had been outside of Borough Hall when he was struck in the face by Robinson, which caused him to drop his car keys. Robinson then grabbed the keys and went inside Borough Hall and continued his tirade, police said.

The officers found Robinson extremely agitated and attempted to calm him, but he refused to calm down and provide ID, and he took off running when he was told he was under arrest, according to the news release.

Another officer chased Robinson and caught him in the first block of West Pomfret Street, and when Robinson continued to resist, the officer used his Taser twice with no effect, police said.

Robinson attacked and knocked the officer to the ground, then began to strike the officer multiple times in the face. Another officer arrived and used his Taser, and Robinson was taken into custody after a brief struggle, police said.

The injured officer was taken to a hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries and was later released.

Robinson was committed to Cumberland County Prison on $100,000 bail.

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