UPDATE - Assault Investigation

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INVESTIGATION UPDATE - CHARGES FILED

Swatara Police have filed the following charges against 32 year old Maurice Shardel SELLERS in regards to this incident; Criminal Attempt - Rape Forcible Compulsion, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, Indecent Assault by Forcible Compulsion, Terroristic Threats and Indecent Exposure.  This investigation determined that Maurice Shardel SELLERS attempted to sexually assault a family member by force during which he sustained cuts and lacerations by the Victims through actions that occurred during their self defense.  SELLERS continues to receive medical treatment for injuries sustained during this incident and will be arraigned following his release from a local hospital.   

On Friday, September 10, 2021 at approximately 1523 hours the Swatara Police were dispatched to the Bistline House at 1291 South 28th Street for a reported assault involving a knife.  Upon arrival Swatara officers found two individuals with knife wounds.  One of these individuals had a life threatening wound that was treated by the officers who provided life saving measures.  Emergency Medical Service workers arrived on scene shortly after the officers and continued treatment of the injured persons.   

One person is in custody as a result of this incident and the other injured person was treated and released from a local hospital.  The investigation continues at this time and charges are pending the completion of medical care of the injured person.  All persons involved in this incident have been identified and there is no threat to the public.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Eric Morris at 717-564-2550 or emorris@swatarapolice.org

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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 8:30pm

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