After crashing a stolen pickup truck, 20-year-old Zachary Brian Schreiber stole a second vehicle from a woman, which he also crashed while being pursued by police, investigators alleged in court records.
Schreiber, of 460 Susquehanna Drive, Piatt Township, is accused of stealing a Dodge Durango truck in Piatt Township on the night of Oct. 5, police said.
The keys were left in the vehicle, Trooper Paul McGee said in an affidavit.
Shortly after the theft, Schreiber was involved in a brief pursuit with South Williamsport police through the borough, but the officer ended the chase on his own, McGee said.
However, soon after the pursuit ended, Schreiber crashed the truck on Route 554 in Armstrong Township.
A woman driving by the crash stopped and offered Schreiber a ride in her 1995 Ford Escort, McGee said.
Schreiber directed the woman to the 500 block of Grandview Drive in Woodward Township, but - instead of thanking her - he grabbed the woman's car keys and told her to get out of the car, McGee said.
When the woman resisted, Schreiber told her to "shut up and get out" or he would stab her, McGee said he was told.
After the woman got out, Schreiber fled with the her car, plus a debit card and cellphone, McGee added.
The identities of the owners of the two stolen vehicles were not released.
Two days after Schreiber took the Escort, he was involved in a high-speed pursuit with state police while driving the vehicle.
The pursuit ended in a crash on Rose Valley Road in Hepburn Township, and Schreiber was apprehended in a nearby cornfield and jailed on charges that include fleeing police and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Already incarcerated in lieu of $170,000 bail on two sets of charges, Schreiber was brought before District Judge James H. Sortman on Monday to face charges stemming from the two vehicle thefts.
He was arraigned on charges of robbery of a motor vehicle, simple assault, four counts of theft, three counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of harassment.
He was recommitted in lieu of an additional $250,000 bail.