Chambersburg PD officer hit in the face after trying to break up weekend bar fight

12 December 2023- A Chambersburg PD officer is on the mend following an incident at a borough on Saturday night. Chad Steven Welch is charged with felony aggravated assault of a police officer, misdemeanor resisting arrest, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct engaging in fighting. Welch remains behind bars on $75,000 bail.

Chambersburg PD officers were dispatched to a reported fight at Legendz Bar in the borough during the late night/early morning of December 9th. When they arrived, police allegedly found an “unruly man” to deal with as well as another man, identified now as Chad Welch. Welch was allegedly screaming at the other man and trying to take off his shirt.

While police were separating the two men, Welch allegedly grabbed one of the officers by the vest and pushed him towards a parked car on the roadway. Welch then punched the officer in the face and pushed him over the parked car. Police K9 units were deployed as Welch continued to resist arrest, resulting in a subduing of Welch shortly after.

Chad Welch remains behind bars on $75,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for December 19th.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39303-CR-0000165-2023, Incident No.: C202314030