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Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, stabbing ex-girlfriend in Derry Township

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Kerry Lynn Boltz

DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–A 33-year-old man plead guilty Tuesday in Dauphin County court after he kidapped and tried to kill his ex-girlfriend in Oct. 2014, according to the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office.

Kerry L. Boltz, formerly of Derry Township, plead guilty to attempted homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, stalking and theft by unlawful taking.

Boltz hid in his ex-girlfriends vehicle and waited for her to leave work in Palmyra on Oct. 13, 2014, prosecutors said.  When she got into the vehicle, Boltz pulled out a knife and forced her to drive them to their prior home. As she neared a Sunoco in Derry Township, a struggle ensued between the pair and Boltz stabbed her twice in the neck with a knife, prosecutors said. She was able to free herself and ran for help.

Boltz fled in her vehicle and was later found in a secluded area after an apparent failed suicide attempt, authorities said.

Boltz faces 15 to 30 years in state prison. A sentencing date has not been set.