Police: Naked Hanover man on mushrooms causes campground fracas

Staff report

An 18-year-old Hanover man is facing more than half a dozen charges after he allegedly ingested psychedelic mushrooms at an Adams County campground, stripped off his clothes and attacked another camper with a rock.


Jordan Cullin Eckard is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, possessing drug paraphernalia and indecent exposure for the incident Sunday at the Conewago Campground in Menallen Township.

State police in Gettysburg said a trooper was dispatched to the campground about 1:45 p.m. for a report of a naked man causing a disturbance.

The investigation revealed Eckard had taken psychedelic mushrooms, which caused him to take off his clothes, according to state police. He also was involved in a physical altercation with another man, during which the victim was struck in the head with a rock, and drug paraphernalia was found in his vehicle, police said.

Two victims were identified as a 54-year-old Gettysburg resident and a 62-year-old Hanover resident.

Eckard was in the Adams County jail Monday in lieu of $20,000 bail. Court records do not list an attorney for him.