Chester County Jury Finds Maryland Man Guilty of Fleeing and Eluding Police, Drug Possession

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WEST CHESTER, PA — A Chester County jury recently found Charles Hymer guilty of fleeing and eluding police, flight to apprehension, possession of a controlled substance and related offenses, announced Chester County First Assistant DA Mike Barry.

Hyme, age 36, of Elkton, Maryland, was prosecuted on charges stemming from a January 2022 incident in London Grove Township, Chester County when the defendant and three co-defendants pulled up to a house on Martha’s Way at 4 a.m. setting off a Ring Doorbell Camera.

According to Chester County First Assistant DA Mike Barry, the evidence presented at trial showed that when Pennsylvania State Police arrived, responding to the homeowner’s call, they discovered the defendant inside a dark-colored Jeep that then fled. The Pennsylvania States Police chased the defendant with sirens and lights activated as he drove through adjacent yards before going west on State Road. The defendant continued driving erratically until he lost control of the car, slamming into a concrete bridge abutment. He continued his attempts to flee once surrounded by police cars but was finally taken into custody. The three co-defendants were also taken into custody. Police found methamphetamine on the defendant. The Jeep, according to the Delaware State Police, was reported stolen on January 16, 2022.

“The high-speed chase that Charles Hymer led police on endangered the lives of anyone on State Road at that early hour as well as the lives of law enforcement,” said Barry. “This guilty verdict holds him accountable for his actions and brings justice to the London Grove community.”

Hymer will be sentenced later.

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The Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Hymer. Assistant District Attorneys Joe Gawronski and Alyssa Amoroso prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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