Delta-area man lands in prison after fiancee's Facebook plea

A Peach Bottom woman took to Facebook after police say her ex-fiance pulled the emergency brake on her car, causing it to roll over and sending her to the hospital for her injuries.

Sierra Grantland, 18, posted on Facebook asking for the arrest of Charles Walter Joline III, 23, after police say he caused a crash on Route 74 in Peach Bottom Township Tuesday, Jan. 23.

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“He pulled my emergency brake probably doing 50 miles per hour, and I rolled the car,”  Grantland said. Grantland said she had to go to York Hospital and had staples put in her head for her injuries.

Officials responded to a crash in Peach Bottom Township, which police say was caused by Charles Joline III.

Joline, of the first block of September Lane, is charged with aggravated assault, risking catastrophe, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Crash: State police say Joline was a passenger in Grantland's Dodge Dart on Delta Road when the two were arguing about 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

“He wanted a ride to the city to get drugs, and I didn’t want to take him," Grantland said.

Grantland said she had been driving around with Joline, her ex-fiance, that day. She had just taken him to his stepfather's home when he asked to go Baltimore to get drugs, she said.

Charles Joline III

When she refused, police said, he pulled the emergency brake, causing the vehicle to go into an uncontrolled skid and roll over. 

He fled the scene and left Grantland behind, charging documents allege. 

She was taken to York Hospital, where she said she had two staples put into her head because of the crash. She was released Tuesday night.

Facebook post: After the crash, Grantland posted on her Facebook account, asking for Joline to be taken into custody.

"IF ANYONE SEES Charles Joline, PLEASE RETURN TO (York County Prison) OR STATE POLICE," she wrote. 

Grantland said the post, shared nearly 500 times, helped get Joline arrested.

Officials responded to a crash in Peach Bottom Township, which police say was caused by Charles Joline III.

“If somebody does something ignorant like that, I would love for the world to know,” she said.

Joline was arraigned on the charges at the county's central booking unit Wednesday, Jan. 24. 

He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 7 at District Judge Laura Manifold's office.

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