John Spencer faces numerous charges following the Monday night incidents. It wasn’t known Friday if he’s retained an attorney.
Authorities say the 23-year-old Tarentum man drove off after stealing the car, crashing it in New Kensington. He then asked some witnesses he happened to know to drive him to a bar in Upper Burrell, and during that ride he allegedly told them five times, “I think I killed my mom.”
Spencer’s mother was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries. The injured man was treated and released.
Authorities eventually found Spencer walking along a road in Lower Burrell. Felony aggravated assault by vehicle is among the charges he faces.