Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Pottsville Man Charged with Murder for Road Rage Stabbing Along Route 61

Late Monday, a Pottsville man was charged with murder for the stabbing of an Orwigsburg man along Route 61.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, Tamiir Ion Whitted, 29, of Pottsville, was charged with First Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and several other applicable charges. He was arraigned just before 11:00pm Monday, before Magisterial District Judge James Reiley and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison. 

Due to the first degree murder charge, no bail was set.

During a press conference earlier Monday evening, Pennsylvania State Police Troop L Press Information Officer David Beohm identified the victim of the incident as George Marcincin, 38, of Orwigsburg.

Boehm reported that around 2:00pm, Monday, Troopers were dispatched to the area of Route 61 and Brick Hill Road for a report of a stabbing.

Before police arrived, the suspect, who has not been identified, had fled the scene in a silver sedan, according to witnesses.

A short time later, Orwigsburg Police initiated a traffic stop on a four-door Honda Accord that matched the description.  The driver failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued.

In the area of Holly Road and Chestnut Ridge Drive, the suspect pulled over and was taken into custody.

Through interviews, police learned that the incident was a case of road rage while traveling south on Route 61. Near Brick Hill Road, the suspect and Marcincin, driving a red Dodge Ram, exited their vehicles and got into a physical confrontation.

The suspect then pulled a knife and proceeded to stab the victim multiple times and fled.

Marcincin was pronounced dead at the scene by a member of the Schuylkill County Coroners office

The Pennsylvania State Police are asking for anyone that may have witnessed the incident or anything that happened prior between the Dodge Ram and the Honda Accord to contact the Schuylkill Haven Barracks at (570) 754-4600.