BUNKER HILL, Ind., Aug. 22 (UPI) — An Indiana man on a rampage allegedly stabbed and killed an assistant Boy Scout leader who was on a hiking trip, police say.
Shane Golitko, 22, allegedly stabbed Arthur Anderson, 76, to death on the Nickel Plate Trail in Bunker Hill, Ind., ABC News reported.
When police arrived, they found Anderson “on the ground bleeding profusely from his neck,” the police report says.
“They had no contact with each other, other than Mr. Anderson being at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Indiana State Police spokesman Sergeant Tony Slocum.
Witnesses told police a man suspected to be Golitko walked up behind Anderson on the trail, stabbed him, then fled the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee. After the attack, Golitko allegedly went home, destroyed the interior of his home and stabbed two dogs, killing one of them, ABC said.
Police tracked down the vehicle, which was being driven by Golitko. Officers attempted to stop traffic but Golitko sped off, taking police on an chase for 8 minutes at 50 miles per hour.
Police ended the chase by using their cars to block the road and arrested Golitko.
Before the attack on Anderson, Golitko allegedly battered his mother, who suffered a broken arm but escaped her son and fled to a neighbor’s house.
Golitko was being held in Miami County Jail without bond on a murder charge, felony counts for battery causing serious bodily injury and battery by bodily waste, for allegedly spitting at an arresting officer.