St Thomas man crashes into pole at 80mph following police chase down LWW

02 November 2023- Pennsylvania State Police announce the arrest of a man they say ran from them following a high speed, nighttime chase on Lincoln Way West. Travis Sheron Moses is facing charges of felony fleeing an officer, misdemeanor evading arrest on foot, and a number of traffic violations including driving on a suspended or revoked license. Moses is free on an unsecured bail of $35,000. It should be noted that court documents list him as having addresses in both Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania, and Florence, South Carolina.

Around 9:25pm on October 27th, Pennsylvania State Police say they observed a Honda Accord, later determined to be driven by Travis Moses, to be driving 15 miles over the speed limit. Troopers tried to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of Lincoln Way West and Elmwood Road in Saint Thomas Township.

The vehicle slowed down and partially pulled into a restaurant on Lincoln Way West when police say it pulled back onto the roadway and sped away at a high rate of speed. Police gave chase, with speeds reaching 85 miles per hour. During the chase, the Accord allegedly almost struck multiple vehicles while passing them in both the oncoming lane as well as the turning lane.

The initial chase ended when the vehicle tried to turn onto Saint Thomas Edenville Road but failed to make the turn and struck a utility pole at approximately 80mph.

After exiting the vehicle, the driver reportedly ignored police commands to stop and ran north on Saint Thomas Edenville Road. Now a foot chase, officers lost sight of the man, again later determined to be Travis Moses, in the area of 26 Saint Thomas Edenville Road.

The owner of the vehicle was determined to live at a location on Saint Thomas Edenville Road a short drive down the road. That woman reportedly told police her son, Travis, had the vehicle and was supposed to be coming home from Hagerstown. Police also reportedly learned that Moses was likely going to try to go back to his home in South Carolina. A search of Moses’ SC driver’s license confirmed his physical descriptors given by police initially in the chase.

Travis Moses was, however, later arrested and arraigned in Chambersburg. He was given an unsecured bail of $35,000 and is free awaiting a November 21st preliminary hearing.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39201-CR-0000378-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1402261