Man charged in police chase released from jail
SHAMOKIN - A 19-year-old Shamokin man charged in a March 23 five-mile police chase was released from Northumberland County Prison Tuesday on $30,000 unsecured bail after waiving multiple charges to the Court of Common Pleas in Sunbury.
Cody Zaccaheus Horne, of 221 S. Diamond St., who was represented by Attorney James Walsh of Camp Hill, was freed following his court appearance before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III in which he waived the chase-related charges and newly-filed drug offenses.
Horne is charged by Trooper Justin Rosboschil of state police at Stonington with aggravated assault, fleeing police, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, numerous stop sign violations, multiple counts of careless driving and reckless driving, turning movements and turn signal violations, two counts of failure to drive in a single lane, two counts of driving on the wrong side of roadway, failure to provide a signed registration card and exhibit it on demand, driving without a license, general lighting violations, duty of driver on approach of emergency vehicles, driving vehicle at unsafe safe speed and failure to wear a seat belt.
The charges relate to last month's chase that started at about 2:45 a.m. at the intersection of Route 61 and Hospital Drive near Tharptown and ended near Juniper and Owl streets in Coal Township.
After his truck became disabled, Horne fled from police on foot, resisted arrest and kicked Coal Township Patrolman Joshua Wynn before being detained by officers from Coal Township and Shamokin, along with Trooper James Yankovich.
Horne was handcuffed and, after being brought to his feet, police said he tried to run away and was again restrained.
Officers searched a corduroy backpack Horne had in his possession and allegedly found small quantities of suspected marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Andrew Kevin Derck, 26, of 1317 W. Arch St., Coal Township, who was a passenger in Horne's truck, was charged by Rosboschil with possession of a small amount of marijuana in connection with the chase.
Shamokin Patrolman Raymond Siko II also charged Horne last week with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia involving a Dec. 3 incident at the Fifth Street Playground, where they found 25 bags of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue on his possession.