A Highspire man was jailed last Thursday after police said he threatened to kill his wife and rammed her sports utility vehicle with his car following a marriage counseling session that went awry.

Clark Kent Huff, 52, of the 300 block of High Street, was charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault by vehicle and several other crimes. He was being held Monday in Dauphin County Prison. His bail was set at $500,000.

The incident that led to the charges occurred Jan. 20 in Harrisburg, said city police Officer Erik Henry, who prepared charging documents.

Police initially responded around 11:20 a.m. to the 2900 block of North Front Street to investigate a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Upon their arrival, police said they learned Huff had intentionally crashed into the back of his wife's SUV with his Toyota Corolla. The collision took place while the two were driving at a moderate speed on North Front Street, police reported.

After the crash, police said several witnesses heard Huff threaten to kill his wife. The witnesses included emergency responders, police, firefighters and bystanders who tried to aid the couple after the crash, police said.

Huff's wife told police the couple had just come from a marriage counseling session, but she said Huff left because he did not like how the session was going.

They both later drove to a location near North Front and Vaughn streets, where the woman told police an argument ensued in which Huff threatened to kill her and himself...

Highspire man tried to kill wife in car ...uth, police say