23 January 2024- A Saint Thomas man is finally arraigned today after being charged for an Antrim Township crash in June that all started because of a burnout. Bishop Robert Gumbert is charged with misdemeanor accidents involving personal injury, misdemeanor accidents involving personal injury while not licensed, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, and four traffic violations. Gumbert is behind bars on $60,000 bail.
Pennsylvania State Troopers were dispatched to the 11700 block of Williamsport Pike, Antrim Township just before 5:15pm on June 16th of 2023. Troopers learned enroute that a crash had occurred between a 2004 BMW sedan and a white 2018 Dodge van but that the driver of the vehicle had taken off and fled on foot. Still in the vehicles, however, were the passengers of the BMW and the Dodge driver.
Interviewing the backseat passenger of the BMW, Troopers reportedly learned that the driver was the victim’s boyfriend, Bishop Gumbert. Gumbert, they say, fled on foot after the crash by walking to the victim’s home before he was picked up by friends and taken away from the scene. Interviews reportedly show Gumbert was doing a burnout as he entered the roadway from the house, resulting in him losing control and swerving into the oncoming lane and hitting the van.
The front seat passenger to the crash necessitated transport to the hospital for treatment following the accident. They were taken to Chambersburg Hospital for a head injury suffered in the initial crash.
Gumbert was determined to be the registered owner of the vehicle, with police learning quickly that not only did he have a suspended license, but he also had numerous bench warrants out of Franklin County.
Gumbert was initially charged with the previously listed crimes on the same day of the incident, but was not picked up by police until January 23rd. He was arraigned in the early morning of Tuesday by MDJ Eyer.
Bishop Gumbert is behind bars on $60,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for January 30th.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39302-CR-0000257-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-802896