On January 30, 2018, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Harrisburg Police Officers. responded to the 1900 block of Briggs Street. for a report of harassment / terroristic threats.
Upon arrival, the victim advised Officers that her ex-boyfriend Elijah Tyhir Coleman had sent her numerous threatening text messages vividly describing his intent to kill her. Coleman began sending her these messages earlier the prior night. Coleman threatened to slit the victim’s neck with a knife. He also had publicly posted on Facebook encouraging the victim to kill herself. While officers were at the victim's residence taking the report, Coleman attempted to call the victim at 6 times.
A criminal complaint charging Coleman with Terroristic Threats and Harassment was completed and signed by a Magistrate. Officers later served the warrant at Coleman's residence where he was placed under arrest.