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Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A woman accused of trying to hit York City Police officers with her car in January was arrested Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Kimberly Ann Edwards, 28, with past addresses in York and Hanover, was caught around 1 p.m. at a hotel on the Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle, according to a marshals service news release Thursday.

Members of the fugitive task force arrested Edwards without incident near the hotel, the release states. She was turned over to the York County Sheriff’s Office's Central Booking Unit for processing and arraignment.

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Edwards has been wanted since a Jan. 25 traffic stop by York City Police. Around 3 p.m., York City officers stopped a vehicle near Farquhar Park. As officers approached, Edwards, who was behind the wheel, allegedly put the car in reverse and drove toward the officers, nearly striking them, before fleeing. She allegedly struck another vehicle near the intersection of Roosevelt and Pennsylvania avenues during her escape.  

The officers later learned that Edwards was wanted for a parole violation and several prior traffic violations. She is charged with aggravated assault, flight to avoid apprehension and lesser offenses in this case. The marshals' fugitive task force was asked to find her.

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The task force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania includes 22 state, county and local police agencies — including the York City Police Department, the York County District Attorney’s Office, the York County Sheriff’s Office, the Northern York County Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and the Spring Garden Township Police Department — all of whom took part in the investigation.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter.