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.