Appeals Denied for Two Convicted in Lancaster Riots

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LANCASTER, PA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court this week denied appeals from two individuals convicted for their roles in the riots at the Lancaster City Bureau of Police station in September 2020. Dylan Davis, 31, and Taylor Enterline, 24, will continue serving their three-year probation sentences.

Davis argued he was not violent and claimed his convictions stemmed solely from being present at the scene. However, the court found that Davis’s actions, such as coordinating with the front line of rioters and directing the crowd toward the police line, demonstrated his active participation in the riot.

Enterline contended she protested peacefully and presented evidence of her intent. The court acknowledged her claims but stated that violent intent was not a requirement for her charges. Disorderly conduct only necessitates creating public inconvenience or recklessly risking it.

Evidence against Enterline included blocking traffic by sitting in a crosswalk, leading chants with a megaphone, advancing with the mob up the police ramp, wearing goggles to march through chemical deployments, and failing to disperse after being pushed back by police.

Davis was convicted on November 7, 2022, by Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn. His charges included riot, criminal conspiracy, failure to disperse, obstruction of highways, disorderly conduct, and dangerous burning. He was sentenced on February 3, 2023.

Enterline was convicted by a jury on January 19, 2023, on charges of riot, failure to disperse, obstructing highways, disorderly conduct, and defiant trespass. She was sentenced on April 4, 2023.

The court’s decision affirms the original convictions and sentences for both individuals, maintaining accountability for their actions during the unrest.

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