New Oxford man convicted for pursuit that injured police officer in 2010

(WHTM File)

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – An Adams County man has been convicted for a pursuit and crash that ended an officer’s police career more than six years ago.

Lance L. Hawkes, 40, of New Oxford, was found guilty in Adams County Court on a felony count of aggravated assault of a police officer. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.

Authorities said Hawkes was fleeing Eastern Adams Regional Police Officer Richard Phillips in the early morning of March 11, 2010 and ran a red light at the intersection of Route 94 in Berwick Township.

Phillips followed Hawkes through the intersection and collided with a tractor-trailer. He sustained a traumatic brain injury, extensive broken facial bones, a broken leg, and other serious injuries.

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