The East Earl Township Police Department charged David L. Hanks of Drumore with Resisting Arrest, Loitering and Prowling at Night, and one traffic offense. On July 28, 2019 at 9:45 PM, an officer on patrol observed a vehicle with a non-functioning headlight. The officer briefly lost sight of the vehicle, but located it in the parking lot of the Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church. The officer made contact with Hanks, it is alleged he immediately displayed hostile behavior toward the officer. Since no one is permitted in the parking lot after dark, officers attempted to take Hanks into custody. Hanks allegedly resisted arrest.
Hanks is presumed innocent.