Written by Noelle Barrett
Lower Swatara Twp. police are currently looking for a man wanted for attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges.
Jason A. Strite, 37, of Harrisburg, is described as a white male, 5’ 8” and about 230 to 250 pounds. He drives a blue, full-size pickup truck, according to police.
The charges, including simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief, stem from an incident in Lower Swatara on Sunday, April 21.
Strite was in his truck with a woman when an argument ensued, and she “felt concerned for her safety and exited the truck,” said Robert Appleby, a detective for the Lower Swatara police.
Strite allegedly followed the victim, kicked and struck her, and tried to run over her twice with his truck, “but she was able to get away,’’ Appleby said.
The victim suffered serious internal injuries, and was admitted to the intensive-care unit of a local hospital, Appleby said.
Police filed the charges against Strite before District Judge Michael Smith on Monday, April 22.
Strite is still at large, and known to frequent the East and West shores. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact their local police department or Appleby at 717-939-0463.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 21:17