Alleged Washington County carjacker arrested at airport
By Timothy Puko
Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:11 a.m.
State police are holding a Chicago-area man on charges he stole his ex-wife's car in Washington County before trying to flee on a flight out of Pittsburgh International around dawn Sunday.
Allegheny County police arrested Jason Scott Sargent, 39, of Tinley Park, Ill., in the airport terminal and sent him back to Washington County for arraignment Sunday afternoon, state police said. They're accusing him of threatening to kill his ex-wife, Rachel Sargent, of Brownsville, and charging at her boyfriend, Thomas Yuratovich, also of Brownsville before stealing the car in Somerset, Washington County, around 6 a.m.
Jason Sargent had spent the night at his ex-wife's home while visiting their son and began arguing with her when she was driving him to the airport to fly home, police said. He threatened to kill her as she was driving and she stopped the car. He got out, charged her boyfriend — who had been following in another car behind them — scuffled with him, and then got into her car and drove away, according to police.
State police declined to give the ages of the victims. Allegheny County police at the airport referred comment to police headquarters, where officials could not be reached.
Timothy Puko is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7991 or email@example.com.
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