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2 in custody after crash into Gettysburg home

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two people were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon during a police search that closed roads in Gettysburg as events marking the 150th anniversary of the epic Civil War battle were underway.

Police said both people, 22-year-old Lonny J. Jones-Anderson Jr. of Gettysburg and an unidentified 17-year-old Cumberland Township boy, fled on foot after crashing a car into a home in the 200 block of Highland Avenue.

Jones-Anderson was captured near the home a short time later, but the search for the teen lasted more than an hour and prompted police to close several roads as they searched the area on foot and by helicopter.

Gettysburg Hospital was placed under lockdown during the search, and no one was allowed to enter without an escort.

Police said Jones-Anderson and the teen were in a car that had been reported stolen in the borough Tuesday, and the two fled from officers before crashing through the home's brick wall.

A woman in the home suffered injuries when the Mercedes-Benz struck the house. She was taken to Gettysburg Hospital and then flown to York Hospital. Her medical condition was not available.

Jones-Anderson was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and corruption of minors. He was taken to Adams County Prison after arraignment.

Police said they charged the teen, who was driving the car, with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and numerous traffic offenses. He was taken to Abraxas Youth Center in Franklin County.

An estimated 250,000 people are in Gettysburg for the anniversary events this week.

A parade scheduled Wednesday evening in Gettysburg, the Independence Day Parade, was canceled after the police incident. Officials said the cancellation was due to a lack of manpower.

 

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