CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Borough police officer sustained a broken collarbone Tuesday during the arrest of a Chambersburg man wanted for failing to appear for sentencing on a felony drug charge.
Officer Dana Kauffman broke his collarbone when he tackled Gregory R. Askins, 21, of 25 S. Franklin St., police said. Kauffman was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, police said.
Askins also was treated for unspecified injuries and released from Chambersburg Hospital. He was being held Thursday night in Franklin County prison, a prison spokesman said. A bond amount was not available.
Police said Askins was spotted in front of his home by a member of the Franklin County Drug Task Force and it was confirmed that a bench warrant was issued by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department for failing to appear earlier this year for sentencing on a felony drug delivery conviction.