2 Hit By Police Car Charged With Theft

Posted: March 05, 1989

A man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Philadelphia, suffered broken legs when they were hit by a police car after fleeing an apartment that they were later charged with having robbed.

Coatesville police gave the following account: At 12:10 a.m. last Sunday, three males broke into Darren Mason's apartment in the 600 block of East Lincoln Highway. They put guns to the heads of Mason, 30, and Nina Carter, 24, shot out the telephone and a television, took a videocassette recorder valued at $250, and fled, according to police.

Mason flagged down a patrol car behind the apartment house, and the teenager and Curtis Jackson, 20, were hit when they ran out in front of the car, police said. Their companion, Kevin Dukes, 19, also of Philadelphia, turned himself in to police Tuesday.

All three were charged with robbery, theft, simple assault, making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, conspiracy and a firearms offense. After they were treated at Brandywine Hospital, the 17-year-old was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center at Lima. District Justice Paul Johnson set bail at $10,000 for Jackson, who could not post it and was sent to Chester County Prison. Dukes also was sent to Chester County Prison after failing to post bail.

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