Man allegedly rammed car, chased occupants in Newberry Twp.

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Police say money caused a man to ram his Jeep into another car earlier this month.
  • Brent Rudacille, 32, had not been arraigned on the charges as of Tuesday.

Newberry Township Police say money was a reason a man allegedly rammed his vehicle into another car this month.

Brent Rudacille, 32, whose last known address is 1380 Hamilton St. in Springettsbury Township, allegedly rammed his Jeep Grand Cherokee into a Scion that had three people in it, documents state. One of those occupants allegedly owed Rudacille some money, police said.

Rudacille faces charges of three counts each of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person and one count each of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, court documents state.

Allegations: Shortly after 3 a.m. March 4, officers were sent to 125 Reesers Hill Road for a vehicle accident, documents state.

When police arrived, a Scion was seen with heavy front-end damage, and the vehicle's owner said she, her friend Jared Connelly and Connelly's girlfriend were in the car when a friend purposely smashed into the car, police said.

Connelly and his girlfriend fled into the woods because the other driver, later identified as Rudacille, was "out to get them," according to court documents.

Connelly exited the woods and explained that the three of them were at the Falls Bar when Rudacille entered and started trouble for Connelly, police said.

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The trouble was allegedly over money that Connelly owed Rudacille, charging documents state.

Police say Connelly and the other two left, and Rudacille followed them. He allegedly tried to pass the Scion and bumped the vehicle twice to push it into the business lot of Reeser's Gulf, documents state.

"Mr. Connelly reports that they attempted to drive around the diesel pumping station and Mr. Rudacille accelerated his Jeep and purposely rammed into the front end of the Scion," the responding officer wrote in charging documents.

Rudacille backed his Jeep up and drove to the upper parking area of Reeser's, then exited the car and attempted to chase Connelly, police said.

Connelly and his girlfriend got out of the car, and both fled into the woods until police arrived, court documents state.

Police say there were no injuries from the incident, but the vehicle was badly damaged and needed to be towed from the scene. Surveillance footage from Reeser's Gulf confirmed what happened during the incident, documents allege.

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