Marshals nab York City assault suspect

Christopher Dornblaser
  • The U.S. Marshals Service arrested an assault suspect, Jerlmell Johnson, on Tuesday.
  • Johnson is accused of assaulting a woman in January, according to police.
  • He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a York City man accused of assaulting a woman in January, according to a news release.

Jerlmell Gary Johnson, 36, of 630 N. Jessop Place, is charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, simple assault and aggravated assault, according to charging documents.

Police say Johnson assaulted a woman at her home in January. Johnson was arrested in the 100 block of West Jackson Street on Tuesday without incident, according to the U.S. Marshals.

The incident: About 1 a.m. Jan. 15, an officer was sent to a home in York City for a report of an assault, documents state.

The woman there told police Johnson had become angry with her after he had been drinking and assaulted her, according to police. He grabbed and forcefully pushed her around, causing her to fall into a plastic tote, according to court documents.

The woman said Johnson then sexually assaulted her, police said.

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Additionally, she said Johnson stuck his fingers in her mouth, causing her to gag and vomit, documents state.

A warrant for Johnson's arrest was obtained Monday, and he was arrested Tuesday. He was arraigned on the charges Tuesday night and remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 13 at District Judge James H. Morgan's office.

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