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Middletown police say man rammed vehicle, shot tire out on car

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Posted 3/20/18

Middletown police have charged three people following an apparent road-rage incident that occurred in the parking lot of the Middletown Swim Club shortly before 10 p.m. March 15.

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Middletown police say man rammed vehicle, shot tire out on car

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Middletown police have charged three people following an apparent road-rage incident that occurred in the parking lot of the Middletown Swim Club shortly before 10 p.m. March 15.

According to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy, Gilbert Colbey, 61, of the 1600 block of Princess Anne Drive, Lancaster, drove a dark blue F-150 into the passenger side of a silver 1990 Subaru sedan occupied by James Pierce Murray, 35, and Kaitlyn Kemp, 24, both of Sarasota, Florida.

Colbey after striking the sedan got out of his truck and shot the rear passenger tire of the sedan with a Sig Sauer 1911 .45 handgun, police said.

Murray and Kemp fled the scene and were located by police in the area of North Union Street and Route 283.

According to Middletown police, the incident began when the sedan occupied by Murray and Kemp allegedly struck a pedestrian on Route 283 in either Lancaster or Dauphin County.

Colbey allegedly followed the sedan in his truck from where the pedestrian was struck to the Middletown Swim Club, borough police said. The injured pedestrian was taken to the Milton S. Hershey Penn State Medical Center, police said.

Colbey was arraigned before Judy and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and simple assault. He was released after posting $75,000 unsecured bail. His preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for April 2.

Murray and Kemp were charged with loitering and prowling at night. They were both listed as being in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for April 2 before Judy.

Murray was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants out of Lancaster County and Sarasota County, police said.

Besides Middletown police, also at the scene at the swim club were police from Lower Swatara Township, Highspire, Penn State Harrisburg, and Northwest Regional out of Lancaster County.