Police: Missing York City woman dragged, struck by car

Christopher Dornblaser
  • A man found with a missing York City woman last month is accused of assaulting her, police said.
  • He is incarcerated in Baltimore County Prison, according to officials.

A man who was found with a missing York City woman last month is accused of hitting that woman with his car before taking her, unconscious, to Maryland, according to police.

John D. Lynn, who police say is currently in Baltimore County Prison, allegedly punched Kimberly Phillips, dragged her with his car, then struck her with it in the early morning hours of April 4, documents state.

John Lynn, 51

Once brought to York County, Lynn, 51, whose last known address is 825 S. Queen St., will be charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and attempted simple assault, among other charges, according to police.

On the day Phillips, 41, went missing, York City Police sent out a missing-person notification. She was found two days later by Baltimore County Police.

Allegations:  About 7:30 a.m. April 4, Lynn and Williams were having an argument at a home in the 600 block of East King Street in York City, police said.

The two left the home and walked to Lynn's Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 100 block of Stanley Place, where Lynn struck Phillips on the head and pushed her into a brick wall, according to charging documents. He left her on the sidewalk and then got into the driver's seat of his vehicle, police said.

Phillips then went to the rear passenger door of the Jeep, opened it and began removing a suitcase, documents state. Lynn drove forward while this was happening and dragged Phillips along the roadway until she fell off, police said.

He then reversed the vehicle and hit her with it, court documents state.

"Lynn then exited the Jeep, picked up Phillips off the roadway and placed her in the front passenger seat of the Jeep," Officer John Reisenweber wrote in charging documents.

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Police say witnesses described Phillips as "lifeless." She would later tell police she was unconscious when taken from the street and did not regain consciousness until they were in Maryland, documents state.

On April 6, the two were found in Baltimore County, and Lynn was taken to Baltimore County Prison.

York City Police filed the latest charges for Lynn on Tuesday, and as of Tuesday afternoon he had not been arraigned on them. In addition to his latest charges, he faces several unrelated charges in York County, including aggravated assault, retail theft and fleeing charges, according to online court records. It is not clear if he has an attorney.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.