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Man Assaults PA State Trooper With Lawn Chair, Police Say

Lawn chair in autumn.
Lawn chair in autumn. Photo Credit: Pixabay (Free-Photos)

An Adams County man assaulted a Pennsylvania state trooper in Gettysburg on Friday, according to a release by police.

Bryan Cherry, 40, of East Berlin, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a trooper following a foot chase.

State police in Gettysburg were dispatched to a report of disorderly conduct in the 60 block of Bragg Drive on Friday around 8 a.m., police said.

“Troopers attempted to deescalate the situation, at which time the defendant attempted to flee the scene on foot. Troopers initiated a foot pursuit at which time the defendant picked up a lawn chair and struck the trooper with it,” as stated on the release.

The victim was identified at a 32-year-old Trooper serving  Gettysburg.

The trooper's condition was not released.

Cherry was charged with the following, according to his court docket:

  • M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce
  • M2 Simple Assault
  • M3 Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense
  • S Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact
  • S Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct

He was held in the Adams County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail, as stated in his docket.

His preliminary hearing was scheduled with Magisterial District Judge Daniel S. Bowman on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m., according to the docket.

Cherry does have a criminal record for illegally entering a structure, not paying earned income tax, and a DUI, but all the charges were from more than six years ago, according to court dockets.

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