York Police Department provides details about attempted murder case

YORK – The York Police Department has provided further details about an attempted murder case against Jonah M. Jewell, 22, in which he is accused of threatening to kill family members in York.

The police department said in a press release, “On March 4, officers with the YPD responded to a report of a possible burglary in the 1300 block of Meadow Lane in York. The residents were not home at the time of the burglary, but from video surveillance, they observed someone exit the front door of their home.

“The first responding police officer observed supporting physical evidence at the house; therefore a search of the residence was conducted and no one was located. During this same time, digital evidence from the residence indicated the suspect had left prior to the officer’s arrival. The digital evidence also identified the suspect as Jonah Jewell as well as a description of the vehicle he left in. A few minutes later, he was located by a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department and was detained a short distance from the residence.”

During the investigation, officers learned he had been sending threatening text messages to a family member, stating he was going to kill that person. Physical evidence, to include a loaded firearm and statements made by Jewell revealed he had threatened and was intending to kill family members who resided at the house he broke into, according to the YPD.

He remains in the York County Jail on charges of attempted first degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, terroristic threats and burglary.

Read the initial article released HERE

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