In 2018, Mr. Miyares was charged with a number of felonies in a separate incident, together with kidnapping for ransom, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment, in keeping with publicly out there court docket information. He’s at the moment incarcerated in state jail in Somerset County, Pa., and couldn’t be reached for remark.
Mr. Fetterman’s run-in with Mr. Miyares surfaced briefly in 2016 throughout an earlier Senate bid by Mr. Fetterman, when he ran unsuccessfully within the Democratic main. On the time, he told The Philly Voice that his pursuit and detainment of the runner had nothing to do with race.
“The runner might have been my mom for all I knew, because of what the jogger was sporting,” he mentioned.
In his assertion launched together with the video, Mr. Fetterman mentioned the incident with the jogger had been unfold by political opponents since 2015 “and it’s by no means gone wherever as a result of folks right here know that I did the proper factor for my group.”
Most not too long ago, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully final yr for a Home seat from western Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell, tweeted in regards to the incident in July 2020. Donald Trump Jr., the previous president’s eldest son, retweeted Mr. Parnell.
“I’m not going to simply sit right here whereas a bunch of Republicans who’ve by no means given a rattling about racial justice launch these bad-faith assaults from the protection of their gated communities,” Mr. Fetterman mentioned in his assertion. “They’ve by no means had stray bullets hit their house, or had a bullet whiz by so shut you can really feel the air transfer. Once I ran for mayor, I made a dedication to do no matter I might to confront this gun violence — and that’s precisely what I’ve finished.”
He famous that he was re-elected in 2013 by voters in Braddock, which is 80 % Black.
That yr, Mr. Fetterman gained 75 % of the 247 votes solid within the Democratic main, and he ran unopposed within the basic election.
Susan Beachy and Sheelagh McNeil contributed analysis.