MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) — A Lancaster man was wanted after he allegedly struck a person with a car in a tow yard on Sunday, Dec. 10.
Police said 30-year-old Joshua Tyler Shannon was taken into custody after they received a tip about his location on Friday, Dec. 16.
Police said that Shannon walked into the lot of Absolute Towing and retrieved a blue Subaru Impreza. Police said that video surveillance footage allegedly showed Shannon driving around the tow truck in front of the gate and striking the gate. This caused the victim to be knocked down. Shannon then allegedly ran over the victim while fleeing the scene.
When officers arrived they found the victim laying on the ground with a serious injury to their lower body, which included a severely broken leg, police said.
Shannon allegedly failed to pay to get the vehicle out of Absolute Towing’s lot, with the total monetary loss being $295, according to police.
The Subaru that was used to strike the victim was registered to Shannon’s friend, and Shannon called multiple times saying the friend was not involved, police said.
In an update, Manheim Township Police said they received a tip about Shannon’s location and located him in the 1200 block of Harrisburg Pike. After a brief altercation, Shannon was taken into custody, police said.
According to police, Shannon had been charged with aggravated assault, an accident involving death or personal injury, theft of services, and recklessly endangering another person. On Dec. 19, police said he was also charged with flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest, and obstructing administration of law.
Police said Shannon was taken to Lancaster County Prison for arraignment.