A 3-year-old boy, his mother and her co-worker escaped serious injury when a Thomasville-area man rammed their vehicle, punched one of its windows and attacked the co-worker, police allege.
Charles E. Brown, 41, of the 6000 block of Lincoln Highway West in Jackson Township, remains in York County Prison on $20,000 bail and an Adams County probation violation.
According to Southwestern Regional Police, Brown showed up at the workplace of Sarah J. Pierce in the 5900 block of Colonial Valley Road in Heidelberg Township about 4 p.m. April 20. He was not allowed to be at the business, police said.
"They had some type of relationship, I don't know how deep it was," Chief Greg Bean said.
Brown pulled a knife on Pierce and told her he cared about her, police said, then left the business and drove off.
Pierce, her young son and her co-worker, James Reynolds, 40, of Thomasville, also left the business, with Pierce driving.
Rammed: Police said when they were at the intersection of Colonial Valley Road and Route 116 (York Road), Brown drove up behind them and rammed the Hyundai they were in.
They were unable to flee because of heavy traffic and Brown rammed them a second time, police said, "in an apparent attempt to push the victims into the heavily traveled York Road."
Brown then got out of his vehicle and punched the driver's side window of the Hyundai, causing it to shatter and causing glass to fall on the occupants, police allege.
At that point, Brown tried several times to punch Pierce, according to police.
"She was basically leaning into the passenger side of the vehicle ... trying to stay away from him as he was reaching in the window trying to punch her," Bean said.
Punched: Reynolds came to her defense and was punched by Brown, police said.
Traffic on Route 116 momentarily cleared, and Pierce used her left leg to shove Brown away while accelerating with her right foot, police said.
Pierce drove for several miles, then stopped and called 911.
Police obtained a warrant for Brown and arrested him on April 26, Bean said.
Brown is charged with stalking, making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and various traffic violations.
It's unclear whether he's retained an attorney.
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