Matthew Harrison Captured For Allegedly Killing Wife Jami

A manhunt for a husband suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering his wife has ended, police announced on Thursday, Feb. 8

Jami and Matthew Harrison. 

Jami and Matthew Harrison. 

Photo Credit: Facebook/Jami Harrison @jami.harrington.9 (left); LCRPD (right)

Matthew Scott Harrison, 48 of Manheim, originally of Hellam, was on the run after his wife was found dead by a child on Monday, Feb. 5, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.

Harrison had been missing for three days when his pick-up was spotted at a hotel in Pittston. He was captured following a stand-off with US Marshal Services Fugitive Task Force at a hotel in Pittston, Luzerne County, PA, according to the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department.

He was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal Task Force and local law enforcement partners in the area, and transported to PSP Troop P, the NLCRPD detailed in a release the following morning. 

"Arrangements are being made for Harrison to be transported back to Lancaster County where he will be arraigned on charges associated with homicide," the NLCRPD said.

Harrison was wanted on the following offenses filed on Wednesday evening Feb. 7:

  • Homicide Murder Of The First Degree.
  • Homicide Murder Of The Second Degree.
  • Felony Strangulation - Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck.
  • Felony Aggravated Indecent Assault without consent.
  • Felony Aggravated Indecent Assault Forcible Compulsion (two counts).

He also has a history of burglary, robbery, assault, and theft in Hellam and was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison back in 2001.

A GoFundMe has been launched to help the children affected by Jami's slaying. Click here to donate.

The NLCRPD, in cooperation with the Lancaster Co. District Attorney’s Office, is actively investigating the case. Multiple agencies are assisting in the manhunt.

More information is expected to be released so check back here for updates.

Click here to read our original coverage and click to read details about the case from the court documents. 

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