BUNKER HILL, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - One man is jailed on charges he killed a longtime assistant Boy Scout leader in an unprovoked assault.
Police say 22 year old Shane Golitko of Bunker Hill stabbed 76 year old Arthur Anderson of Kokomo in the neck on Bunker Hill's Nickel Plate Trail while Anderson was hiking with another man and two boys Sunday afternoon. He then fled as Anderson bled out.
Golitko was arrested a short time later during a police chase. An officer tried to pull him over, but Golitko refused to stop and led officers on a pursuit down State Road 218. He was stopped about 8 minutes later at a road block, then was taken into custody.
Just prior to the stabbing, officials say Golitko had beat his mother and broke her arm at their home. Police believe he then grabbed a knife, walked on to the trail near his home and stabbed Anderson from behind. After that, he allegedly returned to the home and destroyed items inside. Golitko also allegedly stabbed two dogs and killed one of them.
He faces murder and battery charges, and is also accused of spitting on police officers at the Miami County jail.
The victim, Arthur Anderson, had been involved with the Boy Scouts for more than 50 years. Officials say he, the other man and two boys were on the Nickel Plate Trail for a five mile hike from Bunker Hill to Bennetts Switch and had stopped to identify a tree when Anderson was stabbed.
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