September 13th will signal a sad day for a family and a local police department. The date will mark one year since Plymouth Township Police Officer, Bradley Fox, was killed in the line of duty at the hands of convicted felon, Andrew Thomas, who purchased a gun and used it to kill Officer Fox. Thomas killed himself after taking Fox’s life. The man who sold the gun to Thomas, Michael Henry, was sentenced to 20 to 66 years in prison. The Philadelphia man now wants a reduced sentenced, saying through his lawyer, the sentence handed down was too harsh and that the courtroom mood was circus-like. Henry’s lawyer has filed papers in Montgomery County Court asking for a reduced sentence for Henry.
A man working at Skippack Elementary School dies after an accident occurred during the installation of lighting at the school. Montgomery County 9-1-1 dispatched an ambulance to the school around 10pm Wednesday night. It’s not clear if the worker was the victim of electrocution. The work was being carried out at night to avoid disturbing classes at the school. The Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the incident. The man’s age and identity have not been released.
A Hatfield man faces a court hearing in connection with allegedly leading Lansdale Borough Police on a chase that eventually ended in front of his home. The August 24th incident started just before 2:30 in the morning, when a Lansdale Borough Police officers saw two men banging on the windows of a blue truck, urging Richard Handy, to get out of the vehicle. Police say, handy took off, driving around another police car at Squirrel Avenue that tried to stop him. Handy stopped at his home on Peaceful Drive, where according to police, he resisted arrest and began yelling, release the pit bulls. Handy face a on October 10th. Police say, Handy’s breathe test showed he was twice over the legal limit. His girlfriend was in the passenger’s seat. She was not charged.
A Skippack man waives his hearing in connection with his arrest on allegedly growing pot plants in his back yard. Police found 14 pot plants and a number long guns at the home of 35-year-old, David Diehl on August 26th. Police ay, Diehl, who lives on the 800 block of Bridge Road is prohibited from owning firearms due to a previous conviction. He was released after posting 99-thousand dollars unsecured bail. A court hearing is scheduled for October 23rd.