Police arrest sexual assault suspect after crash

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Before the crash on route 22 happened on Thursday, family and friends were begging Haylee Jo Rodkey to come home.

The 15-year-old girl was last seen on Wednesday around 1 p.m. near her home in Altoona. Police said she was with her uncle, 31-year-old Jonathan Burd.

Loved ones flocked to social media, sharing photos and updates on where the pair was seen last. Family members asked everyone to keep an eye out for Burd’s car, a silver 2003 Ford Focus.

Around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Altoona police, along with other agencies, followed a car through Duncansville and Hollidaysburg, where the car eventually crashed. Inside the vehicle were Rodkey and Burd.

After the crash, both of them were taken into custody.

Altoona police issued a warrant for Burd’s arrest for multiple sexual assault related charges of a female juvenile.

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