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Schwenksville Man Runs Wife’s Boyfriend Off Road, Police Say

Scott Baker, 37, allegedly caused over $3,000 in damage to the vehicle.

Police lights. Credit: Patch
Police lights. Credit: Patch

A Schwenksville man was charged Friday with assault, reckless endangerment and more after allegedly running his wife and her boyfriend off a road in Lackawanna County earlier this month.

Scott Baker, 37, of Schwenksville, saw Anthony Turco, 34, drop off his girlfriend, Baker’s wife, at her residence in Cherry Hill Road in Newtown Township, Lackawanna County, on the afternoon of Jan. 12, according to the Wilkes-Barre Time Leader.

Police say that both men took off in their vehicles, and Baker chased Turco along Lackawanna and Luzerne County roads, where Baker rammed into Turco’s car.

Both vehicles stopped at one point, and Baker allegedly got out of his vehicle and approached Turco, with an object in his hand; Turco then restarted his vehicle and sped away, until Baker allegedly forced Turco’s vehicle into a rock embankment where it suffered disabling damage.

Baker then allegedly approached Turco’s vehicle and struck the vehicle, smashing the windshield and damaging the hood before retuning to his vehicle and allegedly fled the scene, police said.

Turco’s vehicle sustained more than $3,200 in damage during the incident, police said.

Baker was charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and several vehicle code violations.

Paula Goff January 25, 2014 at 02:31 PM
Thank goodness guns weren't involved or this could have been much worse.
Bhrenda Drakeford January 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM
What a tangled web we weave.

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