Chambersburg PD book man for allegedly assaulting ex with knife, hands while she was driving then taking her car

02 April 2024- A Chambersburg man is facing multiple felonies after allegedly holding the driver of a vehicle, a former girlfriend, at knifepoint before taking her vehicle. Eduardo Lopez is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony theft, misdemeanor terroristic threats, and misdemeanor assault. Lopez failed to post bail of $50,000 and is behind bars in Franklin County.

Chambersburg PD were initially dispatched around 11:20pm on March 29th to a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife in the 700 block of Philadelphia Avenue. Dispatch reportedly told the officers that the man, now identified as Eduardo Lopez, was holding a knife tightly to a females neck and the woman had a cut on her neck, with him eventually taking the victim’s vehicle and leaving.

Responding to the scene, CPD found the victim who told them that she was at a pool hall with Lopez earlier in the night and was taking him home. Lopez was previously known to the victim due to a previous relationship.

During the car ride, Lopez and the victim reportedly engaged in an argument but it allegedly escalated when Lopez pulled out a knife, holding it to her neck and physically pressing on her left eyeball as she was driving. Lopez allegedly told the victim “you want to die tonight, b****?”, all the while saying that he was going to kill her.

A witness driving behind the vehicle called into 911 and relayed the situation, eventually seeing Lopez leave in the vehicle with the victim still on the scene. Lopez was taken into custody without the key to the vehicle on his person and allegedly denied knowing both the victim or where said keys were.

The victim, CPD say, had dried blood on her neck and fingers from the knife being pressed up against her. Additionally, CPD say they found multiple cuts caused by the serrations on the knife.

Eduardo Lopez is behind bars on $50,000 bail.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39305-CR-0000040-2024, Incident No.: C202403577