- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. (AP) - State police have arrested a northwestern Pennsylvania man in his ex-girlfriend’s stabbing death.

Police say they received a tip that 52-year-old Steven Altman, of Springfield Township, was a passenger in a car and arrested him during a traffic stop at about 11 p.m. Thursday at the interchange of Interstate 90 and Route 6 in Erie County.

Altman is charged with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment in what police have called a “rolling domestic dispute” Wednesday evening in Conneautville (kaw-nee-AWT’-vil).

Police say Altman was driving alongside 53-year-old Debra Eschweiler’s vehicle when he got out with a baseball bat, smashed her driver’s side window, then stabbed her with a hunting knife.

Altman ran away, prompting a manhunt that included a state police helicopter.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Altman, who was arraigned early Friday.



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