Pottstown Teen Caught Stealing Another Car, Tased Man, Police Say
Teen was one of three that allegedly beat and shocked a man while taking a 'test drive' in Hatfield. Sarah Nodecker was also arrested and a third man is at large
Patch readers might recognize the face of Pottstown resident Jeremiah White. You should. He was just donning our web pages barely a month ago when his Popeye's receipt and cell phone got him busted for a car theft, according to police reports.
This time, he allegedly had company.
According to a release from the Hatfield Police, officers responded to a call on Sunday night at 5:51 p.m. in the area of Bethlehem Pike and Trewigtown Road. There they met with a victim of a robbery who had called them when his attempt to sell a used car failed.
The victim told police he met three individuals in the area, in an attempt to sell them his car. When he gave the three a test drive, he was "suddenly shocked with a stun gun-type weapon and punched numerous times by the male occupants of the car," according to police reports. "The victim was robbed of his cash during the course of the assault."
After he was assaulted, the victim was pulled from the car's backseat and left by the side of the road. The stolen car was later spotted and pulled over in Montgomery Township by police in that jurisdiction, according to police.
"The victim positively identified two of the individuals in this car who were involved in the assault and robbery," said the report.
As a result, White, 19, will be charged with two counts of felony robbery - inflicting serious bodily injury, two counts of misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, harassment, felony theft, felony receiving stolen property, felony criminal use of a communications facility, and conspiracy to all charges listed, except the two simple assault charges, according to court records.
White is headed to trial on a car theft incident and accident in Hatfield Township in January.
Sarah Nodecker, 19, of Montgomery Township, also in the vehicle, was charged with conspiracy to commit the following: felony robbery - inflicting immediate serious bodily injury, felony robbery - taking property from another by force, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, harassment, felony theft, felony receiving stolen property and felony criminal use of a communication facility, according to court records.
Both White and Nodecker are scheduled for preliminary hearings on March 6 at 1:15 p.m. before District Judge Andrea Duffy.
Police are still investigating the matter to find the third alleged robber. He is described as police as "a black male with a thin build in his 20s."
Those with information should reach the Hatfield Police at 215-855-0903.
Assisting the Hatfield Township Police were the Hilltown Township and Montgomery Township police departments, as well as the Volunteer Medical Service Corps. The victim was treated for his injuries at Grand View Hospital, according to police.