NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are searching for a New Kensington man who is accused of assaulting and trying to kidnap his former girlfriend.
According to police, 36-year-old Jeremy Chambers ambushed Amanda Schafer on Saturday morning in a New Kensington alley while she was delivering newspapers.
Police said he fled in Schafer’s Jeep when a bystander came into the alley with his dog.
Schafer said she filed a protection from abuse order against Chambers last week, just days after he was released from jail.
Schafer’s face graphically displays the results of what she endured.
“I have a small hematoma on my brain a laceration on my kidney, I have 8 to 10 stitches in my eyebrow and road rash on both my shoulders and knees,” Schafer’ said.
Schafer is a mother of two.
“He came running out from behind a bush and ambushed me and tried to duct tape my mouth,” she said. “Then he started to choke me.”
Barely conscious in a back alley, Shafer heard words that terrified her.
“He said just die and he started punching me in the face,” she said.
This, as Shafer said Chambers tried to force her into her own vehicle.
Beaten and dazed, Shafer knew she was in the fight of her life and she did everything she could to keep from being put inside of her own car.
“I just thought about my kids,” she said, “and I had to fight back.”
That’s when, according to Schafer, something incredible happened. A homeowner saw what was happening. Chambers then took off in her jeep.
“I’m always thinking he’s lurking somewhere,” Schafer said.
Chambers remains on the run as of Tuesday night. Once arrested, he’s expected to face kidnapping and aggravated assault charges.