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, based on publicly out there court docket data. He’s presently 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 instructed The Philly Voice that his pursuit and detainment of the runner had nothing to do with race.
“The runner may have been my mom for all I knew, because of what the jogger was carrying,” 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 anyplace as a result of folks right here know that I did the best factor for my group.”
Most lately, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully final 12 months for a Home seat from western Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell, tweeted concerning the incident in July 2020. Donald Trump Jr., the previous president’s eldest son, retweeted Mr. Parnell.
“I’m not going to only 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 security of their gated communities,” Mr. Fetterman mentioned in his assertion. “They’ve by no means had stray bullets hit their dwelling, or had a bullet whiz by so shut which you could really feel the air transfer. After I ran for mayor, I made a dedication to do no matter I may to confront this gun violence — and that’s precisely what I’ve achieved.”
He famous that he was re-elected in 2013 by voters in Braddock, which is 80 % Black.
That 12 months, Mr. Fetterman gained 75 % of the 247 votes forged within the Democratic main, and he ran unopposed within the normal election.
Susan Beachy and Sheelagh McNeil contributed analysis.