Police arrest Blair County man wanted for strangulation

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BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police in Blair County took a man into custody Tuesday night who is wanted for two separate cases, including one where he allegedly strangled a woman.

Patrick Wayne Leeper Jr., 33, of Tipton reportedly held a woman down and strangled her with a sweatshirt on Jan. 29. According to police, the victim suffered a neck injury as a result and a warrant was issued for Leeper’s arrest.


On Feb. 13, police spotted Leeper at the Dollar General store on Pleasant Valley Boulevard around 11 p.m. He left the scene in a vehicle, failing to pull over when police turned on their siren. Police said Leeper was traveling approximately 80 mph on Pleasant Valley Boulevard.

The chase stopped when a deer hit the passenger’s side of the police cruiser.


Leeper is facing multiple charges from both cases, including strangulation, fleeing and eluding, simple assault and reckless driving.

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