Harrisburg man arrested for attempted homicide

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Harrisburg man was arrested after he threatened to kill a woman during a domestic dispute and then drove a vehicle into a parked school van, police said.

Ronnie Lee Tilghman, 32, threatened the woman with a knife in an attempt to get her car from her in the area of 5th and MaClay streets. He used the knife to poke the victim in the hand, held it to her throat, and threatened to kill her early Thursday, police said in a news release.

A struggle ensued and the woman fled the car, but was pursued by Tilghman and dragged back to the vehicle, police said.

The woman had called 911 as she fled.

Tilghman then drove the vehicle in a reckless manner at a high rate of speed to the area of Green and Emerald Streets, where he drove it directly into the parked school van, police said.

He was charged Friday with attempted homicide, kidnapping, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering, reckless driving, terroristic threats and driving without a license.


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