Man charged with assaulting Pa. Game Commission officer

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Shannon Matthew Miller

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–A Lebanon County man was arrested after assaulting a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer in Lancaster County on Sunday, police said.

Shannon Matthew Miller, 21, of Newmanstown, is charged with aggravated assault, two counts reckless endangerment, reckless driving, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle and failure to render aid.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on state game lands in Clay Township during the early morning hours on May 24.

According to police reports, the game commission officer encountered a group suspected of underage drinking and burning a camp fire on game lands when the assault occurred. The officer was struck by a fleeing car driven by Miller, police said.

The game commission officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS.

Miller was arrested Saturday evening by Pennsylvania State Police at his home in Lebanon County. He was found hiding in the attic, investigators said. Miller was arraigned and taken to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 3.