CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Criminal charges against a man who ran for Chambersburg Borough Council in the Nov. 2 election have been dismissed, according to Franklin County Court records.
Gary L. Hawbaker, 32, of P.O. Box 1096, had been charged by Pennsylvania State Police with theft and receiving stolen property earlier this year.
According to police records, the former Franklin County Prison guard had been charged in June after allegedly failing to return about $350 worth of equipment he had been issued.
Hawbaker, a Democrat, had run for the First Ward council seat against incumbent Republican William F. McLaughlin, losing by a vote of 378 to 284.