Aggravated Assault / Strangulation / Theft of Firearm / Vehicle Theft / Simple Assault / Disorderly Conduct Arrest, 3:55 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2020, 1400 block East King Street (LT) – Mikaail Fahim Cotton, M/18, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a domestic dispute. During the altercation, Cotton grabbed the victim and threw her down on a bed choking her, while he was on top of her. Cotton also struck the victim numerous times in the head and face, bit her, grabbed her, and threw her around. The victim was able to break free from Cotton, and attempted to leave the residence. Cotton pulled her back inside, while creating a disturbance observed by others in the immediate area. The victim again broke free from Cotton, who then pulled her to the ground. The victim was finally able to flee from Cotton and seek help from a family member. That family member then went to Cotton, who pointed a firearm him; the family member fled. While unattended, Cotton then took two (2) firearms owned by the original victim, and fled the scene in her silver Ford Focus. Total loss: $5,300.00. A criminal complaint was filed and an arrest warrant obtained. Cotton remains a wanted person at this time. Any person knowing the whereabouts of Cotton should call the Manheim Township Police Department at 717-569-6401 or provide information anonymously by clicking “Submit a Tip” below. NOTE: Cotton is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. No person should initiate contact with Cotton, but rather submit information to police on his whereabouts.
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