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Pa. man, 18, held in crash, assault on state troopers

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| Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:00 p.m

CHAMBERSBURG — Cody John Mumma, 18, will have preliminary hearings Tuesday in two incidents involving a crash and assault on state troopers.

Mumma allegedly crashed a family member’s vehicle while drunk and under the influence of marijuana, then reportedly attacked state troopers attempting to get his statement when he had been transported to the hospital, according to court documents.

Mumma was first apprehended after a crash in a field in Montgomery Township.

Mumma told police he had been at a family gathering in Peters Township, drinking and smoking marijuana prior to the incident, according to court documents.

He estimated he drank 20 beers, then allegedly stole a 2007 Chevy Cobalt from the residence.

Mumma told police he was driving 100 mph until he lost control of the vehicle, according to court documents. The vehicle went airborne when he braked, then crashed and rolled multiple times.

He told police, who later verified it, that he did not have a valid driver’s license.

Police described Mumma as giving off a strong odor of alcohol, according to court documents, and he had slurred speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes.

He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where he attempted to leave and attacked state troopers, according to court documents.

Court documents say Mumma tried to pull a tube off the wall and detach himself from the backboard to which he was connected.

Emergency room staff and state troopers were in the room with him, and tried to grab and control him.

Mumma swore and kicked two troopers who were assisting in controlling him, including kicking one in the neck, according to court documents. One of the troopers had to use a stun gun to subdue Mumma.

He is facing 18 charges related to the two incidents, including aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct, theft, receiving stolen property, driving under the influence, unauthorized use of motor vehicles and various summary traffic violations.

He was incarcerated in Franklin County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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