Woman arrested for theft, assault

By on April 9, 2014

Amanda Becker

An Ephrata woman charged with stealing a vehicle is also facing assault charges.

An Ephrata resident in the 500 block of East Main Street reported to police April 4 that his Dodge mini-van was stolen sometime overnight. He named Amanda Becker, 20, of Ephrata as a suspect. Becker was an overnight guest of the victim’s daughter.

Becker appeared at District Judge Russell’s office, 609 East Main St. in Ephrata for a preliminary hearing on a prior unrelated charge at 1:50 p.m. April 4. Becker was unable to post bail set on the prior charge. When Becker was taken into custody by police, she kicked a police officer and was charged with assault.

Becker was interviewed about the vehicle theft. She admitted to the theft and provided police with the location of the stolen vehicle. She was charged with theft of the vehicle.

Becker is currently incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison on multiple charges.

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