Man charged after police chase with shots fired


LANDISVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Police have filed charges against a man accused of leading them on a 45-minute chase that included state troopers shooting at him in a convenience store parking lot.

Boyette L. Graham Jr., 39, of Coatesville, is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding, DUI, simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and multiple summary offenses.

Graham was arraigned Tuesday at a hospital where he is getting medical treatment not directly related to the pursuit. He will be committed to Lancaster County Prison upon release from the hospital, police said. Bail was set at $500,000.

Graham was suspected of driving under the influence when East Lampeter Township police attempted a traffic stop around 3:30 a.m. Monday. He fled on Route 30 into Chester County, then turned around and fled west on Route 30 and Route 283, police said.

When officers tried to block him in the parking lot of a Turkey Hill in East Hempfield Township, Graham struck a state police vehicle and drove toward a trooper. Troopers fired multiple shots at Graham but did not hit him, police said.

Authorities said Graham then fled to a nearby lumber yard and crashed. He fled on foot and swung a piece of two-by-four lumber at the troopers, who used Tasers on him and took him into custody.

One trooper sustained a minor injury.

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