A Greenville man with a history of eluding police is behind bars again after authorities spent the holidays looking for him.

Jeremiah Kloos, 25, was booked into the Mercer County Jail on New Year’s Day, nearly three weeks after Pennsylvania authorities announced that he had violated the terms of his parole.

On December 13, Mercer Borough Police charged Kloos with harassment, a third-degree misdemeanor, and stalking, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Criminal past

Kloos has a criminal history dating back to 2016, which includes prison time and probation for convictions on charges of harassment, drugs, theft, assault, corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person, and multiple counts of failure to appear in court and flight to avoid apprehension.

In 2019 police arrested Kloos, who had been on the run for three months after a woman accused him of trying to strangle her.

Kloos was on probation at the time for a conviction of corrupting minors and assault when a woman told police that he struck her several times, strangled her, ran over her feet with his car, and then crashed his car while attempting to force her into the car.

The previous April, Kloos pleaded guilty to corrupting minors and assault in connection with what began as a prostitution investigation.

Police charged him after saying he accompanied a sixteen-year-old girl meeting a man at the Grove City Burger King to exchange money for sex.

If convicted of the latest charges, Kloos could face six months to 1 year in prison for the harassment charge and up to five years for stalking.