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Man facing attempted homicide, other counts

Published January 11. 2011 05:00PM

A Monroe County man is facing multiple charges, including attempted homicide, for a crime spree that occurred in the county.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Jacob Thompson, 30, of Long Pond, has been arrested for a series of criminal incidents in the area including assaults, break-ins, robberies and arson fires occurring in the county.

On Jan. 5 police were dispatched for a woman found partially clothed lying by a cellular phone tower in Tunkannock Trails. Upon arrival officers found the female conscious but unable to communicate. The 44-year-old victim was suffering from head wounds and other visible injuries, police said.

The ongoing investigation led to Thompson. The probe revealed that Thompson had found the woman sleeping in her vehicle. He used a maul to break a window on the vehicle and struck her on the head with the maul, then pulled her from the vehicle and fled the scene in the vehicle.

Thompson is facing multiple charges. Police said he will also be charged with the attempted criminal homicide, robbery and theft of the vehicle count.

Thompson has been committed to the county prison in Snydersville in lieu of $100,000 straight cash bail.

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