(WTAE) — State police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who they say entered a woman’s home through a rear door, went to her bedroom, put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill the woman and her family.
Brett Sanderson, 30, of Salix, Pa., is considered to be armed and dangerous and has ties to the Johnstown and Pittsburgh areas, police said Thursday.Police said Sanderson allegedly choked the woman, pushed her off the front porch of the home, dragged her through the yard and punched her in the face before driving away.
The incident happened in Croyle Township, Cambria County, sometime between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Nov. 23, according to a public information report from state police.
Sanderson is described as white, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 190 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, and is believed to be driving a black 2017 Mazda 3 with license plate KJN 2432, according to police.
Police said Sanderson is wanted on charges of burglary, strangulation, criminal trespass, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Ebensburg station at 814-471-6500.
“Anyone found to be harboring or assisting Mr. Sanderson will be charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution as appropriate,” police said in a written statement.