Lancaster Man Gets up to 15 Years for Punching Victim Following Fender Bender

Nathaniel H. Fields IVNathaniel H. Fields IV (Submitted Image)

LANCASTER, PA — A Lancaster city man convicted of aggravated assault was sentenced to 6 ½ to 15 years in prison on July 26, 2022, in the Lancaster County Courthouse.

Nathaniel H. Fields IV, 35 of the 400 block of South Prince Street, was found guilty by a jury of causing a severe wrist injury to a victim after punching him multiple times following a fender bender on the corner of E. Liberty and N. Plum streets in March 2021. The jury returned the guilty verdict on May 11, 2022.

Assistant District Attorney Christine Wilson prosecuted the case and presented evidence at trial that Fields IV punched and caused a victim to fall and severely injure their wrist. Fields IV then left the scene. “This was an unprovoked assault that left the victim with significant injuries that he is still dealing with today,” Wilson said during the sentencing proceeding. “(The defendant) shouldn’t have even been on the road that day. He deserves a harsh sentence.”

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Wilson mentioned that the defendant had 14 prior driving under suspension offenses. Fields IV had rear-ended the victim’s car and began punching the victim after being asked to exchange information. The defendant did not have a valid license.

Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn ordered the sentence and stated that he had no problem believing the defendant was close with his family and remorseful for his actions but assaulting a victim after a fender bender has “no place in a civilized society.”

Lancaster City Bureau of Police Officer Karson Arnold filed charges, testified, and attended the entirety of court proceedings.

Fields IV will also face an additional year of probation after his prison sentence and must pay $8,515 in restitution.

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