Aiexpress – Shyanna “Shy” Starr Ballard McNeil, a 24-year-old individual originally from Philadelphia and most recently residing in Steelton, was operating a red Dodge Caliber heading west on PA 283 when the police pulled them over near mile marker 1.4 in Swatara Township. As per the affidavit of probable cause, McNeil, who was assigned female at birth but identifies as male according to the criminal complaint and their social media, was the driver at the time of the incident.
Trooper Matthew Condrad, a Pennsylvania State Police officer, wearing his full uniform and driving a marked patrol vehicle, observed a suspended registration on the vehicle at 9:12 a.m. on Jan. 24. Additionally, he discovered that McNeil’s insurance had been canceled. However, it was during the check of his Pennsylvania Driver’s License that Trooper Condrad discovered that McNeil was wanted in Montgomery County, as mentioned in the affidavit.
McNeil is wanted on two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and failed to appear for the court date, according to a previous court docket.
According to the affidavit, Trooper Condrad activated his lights and sirens for a traffic stop. However, instead of stopping, the driver, MNeil, chose to flee from the police. He drove south on S Eisenhower Blvd, even going into oncoming traffic in the wrong lane. Throughout the pursuit, MNeil reached speeds of around 100 mph, demonstrating a complete disregard for the safety of other people in the vicinity and on the road.
While transitioning from the boulevard to Front Street, and then onto Swatara Street, he decided to lower his speeds to around 28 miles per hour. As he approached the turn onto South Second Street, Condrad executed a PIT maneuver, which involved spinning the Dodge 160 degrees, as mentioned in the affidavit.
However, McNeil quickly exited the vehicle and began fleeing on foot.
According to Condrad, he witnessed McNeil trying to grab something from the left pocket of his jacket. In response, Condrad quickly caught up with McNeil and deployed a TASER device, which caused McNeil to fall to the sidewalk.
According to the affidavit, she was apprehended without any trouble and immediately disclosed that she was aware of the warrant against her.
McNeil faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, according to the latest court docket details. These charges include felony fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, felony flight to avoid apprehension, trial of punishment, misdemeanor evading arrest or detention on foot, and seven traffic offenses.
Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Smith has set his bail at $100,000, and as a result, McNeil is currently being held in the Dauphin County Prison. The preliminary hearing, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5, has also been scheduled before Judge Smith. However, as of now, no new court dates have been established in Montgomery County.