CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man shot by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper last week was released Monday from Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and faced new charges Tuesday.
Franklin County District Attorney John F. Nelson has determined that the trooper's actions were justified.
Christopher Alan Neil, 38, of Fannettsburg, Pa., was in the hospital guarded by Franklin County Sheriff's deputies since Monday, Sept. 25, when he was taken into custody at a house on Mormon Church Road in Quincy Township.
Neil was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, but it was continued for two weeks to amend the charges against him, state police Cpl. Gary Carter said. Additional charges of carrying a firearm without a license, simple assault, driving under the influence and providing false identification to law enforcement were added to the original criminal complaint, Carter said.
Neil was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding police, and recklessly endangering another person in the incident, which began Sept. 24 with a traffic stop on Pa. 997 near Tomstown Road, police said.