Randall Alloway
Randall Alloway

A York City man who spent 111 days in prison for an outburst in York Hospital's emergency room had a criminal charge against him dismissed and instead pleaded guilty to the summary offense of disorderly conduct.

Randall Lee Alloway told officers his wounds were "just a scratch to a giant like me."

Alloway, 31, of Chestnut Street, entered his plea Wednesday as part of a negotiated plea agreement, according to defense attorney Jim Rader.

In exchange for his plea, a misdemeanor charge of simple assault was dropped, Rader said. A felony charge of aggravated assault had previously been dismissed because no one was hurt during the incident, the attorney said.

Alloway was sentenced to time-served and released from York County Prison, records state.

What happened: York City Police were called to the first block of North Queen Street about 10:15 p.m. Oct. 25 for a reported stabbing, where they found Alloway with cuts on his chest.

He declined to provide details about how he was cut, police said.

"I had a confrontation with a guy -- end of story," Alloway told an officer, according to police. "This is just a scratch to a giant like me."

An ambulance took him to York Hospital anyway, but it was a brief visit.

While hospital staffers were treating him, Alloway yelled threatening remarks to them and acted in a violent manner, then pushed a nurse and possibly one of the doctors, according to police.

He was restrained by hospital security until officers arrived and arrested him.


Alloway told officers he didn't understand why he was being arrested and claimed he was acting in self-defense because he still felt threatened from the earlier stabbing, police said.

'Stupid': Rader said Alloway understands his behavior was inappropriate.

"He knows he did something stupid," Rader said. "He was just being profane ... he wasn't threatening to hurt anybody."

Alloway wanted to leave the hospital, but the staff was concerned about his wounds, the attorney said.

"They believed he was in need of treatment," Rader said. "(The wounds) were more than superficial, but they weren't penetrating-type wounds."

Pushed: Alloway became agitated and pushed aside a nurse, then pushed a doctor who stepped in to restrain him, according to Rader.

"I guess he didn't want any further treatment," Rader said.

Unable to post his $30,000 bail, Alloway remained in county prison until his case was resolved.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.