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Man arrested after carjacking

From Mirror staff reports

A Danville man was arrested after he allegedly stole a woman’s vehicle and left her stranded on I-99 in Snyder Township, court documents state.

Robert L. Slusser, 34, was arraigned Friday by Magisterial District Judge Matthew Dunio on a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking and other misdemeanor counts following an altercation Thursday evening.

According to a criminal complaint, the victim called police accusing Slusser of stealing her vehicle and stranding her on the side of the road following an argument.

The victim said she was giving Slusser a ride home when an altercation ensued.

When the woman pulled over, Slusser is accused of forcing the woman out of the driver’s seat and driving away, leaving her behind.

Court documents state Slusser was allegedly located by state police with the victim’s vehicle in Centre County, and he told troopers that the victim wouldn’t get back in the car with him after the argument.

Slusser said he drove away because another motorist stopped to check on the victim, and he assumed the victim was going to leave with them, the police report stated.

Unable to post cash bail of $10,000, Slusser was remanded to Blair County Prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 1 before Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller.

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