Police: Man, 35, used ceramic statue to brutally beat woman in Swatara Township

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Cyrus Jackson


A Dauphin County man is facing  attempted homicide charges after police say he repeatedly hit a woman with a decorative statue. Cyrus Jackson, 35, was charged Sunday with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault.

Officers were called to Osteopathic Hospital on May 4 to take a report from a woman who had been brutally assaulted in Swatara Township. Authorities caught up with Jackson as he was trying to leave his home with a basket full of clothing, police said.

Investigators said Jackson was preparing to flee the state.

Jackson admitted to punching the victim and hitting her in the head multiple times with a decorative ceramic statue, police said.

He was taken to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $500,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 9.