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Suspected felon arrested after fleeing Harrisburg police

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A suspected felon was arrested in Swatara Township after he fled from police in Harrisburg Wednesday afternoon.

Matthew E. Millett, 30, of Enola, was taken into custody without incident after he drove a Jeep Cherokee over a curb at the end of 82nd Street and went down an embankment, police said.

Millett allegedly fled from Harrisburg police shortly before 12:30 p.m. following an incident in the area of Schuylkill and Susquehanna streets.

City officers were looking into a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle and learned Millett was wanted on felony burglary charges in Florida, but he resisted arrest even when officers used a stun gun on him, police said.

Millett got into his SUV and drove away at a high rate of speed, almost striking one officer who fired her service weapon one time, authorities said. Millett was not hit by the bullet.

He fled to Swatara Township and was spotted by state police troopers, who pursued him on 82nd Street before the SUV became disabled, authorities said.

Millett was charged with aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, escape, fleeing and eluding, flight to avoid apprehension and reckless driving.

His bail at Dauphin County Prison was set at $750,000 cash, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 25.

No police officers were injured.

The Dauphin County District Attorney's Office is investigating the incident.


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