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Posted on: November 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Lancaster Judge Increases Bail after New Charges Filed in Burglary-Sex Abuse Case

Devin Harmon

A man charged with a break-in and brutal beating of his girlfriend is charged with additional crimes, including felony assault and sex abuse and threatening the victim so she would not speak with police.

Also, Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro increased Devin Harmon’s bail to $750,000, which has not been posted.

Prosecutors, in a motion that bail be increased, called Harmon “potentially extremely dangerous” because of the new, more serious charges, and that he already committed a “very violent” set of crimes.

Elizabethtown police initially charged Harmon with burglary, criminal trespass, misdemeanor assault and related offenses for Nov. 18 burglary and beating of the woman inside her home. Harmon is charged with strangling and beating the woman.

On Monday, Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield approved the filing of additional charges, to include: felony aggravated assault, felony sex assault, stalking, intimidation of a witness and retaliation against a witness, and felony drug-dealing.

Harmon went to the woman’s home three separate times on Nov. 18 to commit the crimes. The behavior escalated each time and included threats regarding the woman not cooperating with police, Mansfield wrote in the bail increase filing.

Elizabethtown police Officer Dustin Ryan filed charges.

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