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Troopers seek Cambria County man wanted for assaulting woman

Paul Peirce
| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Brett Mykel Sanderson, 30, of Salix, Cambria County, wanted by state police in Ebensburg for allegedly assaulting 23-year-old woman and threatening to kill her family Nov. 23. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at (814) 471-6500.
Brett Mykel Sanderson, 30, of Salix, Cambria County, wanted by state police in Ebensburg for allegedly assaulting 23-year-old woman and threatening to kill her family Nov. 23. Anyone with information is asked to call troopers at (814) 471-6500.

State police in Ebensburg have issued an alert they are seeking a 30-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a woman and threatening to kill her family last month who may have fled to the Pittsburgh area.

Troop A spokesman Trooper Clifford Greenfield said troopers are seeking Brett M. Sanderson, 30, of Salix, Cambria County, in connection withe the Nov. 23 assault in Croyle Township. Sanderson is described as 6-feet 2-inches tall and 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Police allege that Sanderson entered the 23-year-old woman’s home through a rear door about 2 a.m. Nov. 23, went into her bedroom “and placed a knife to her throat threatening to kill her and her family.”

Troopers alleged he choked the victim, “pushed her off the front porch, dragged her through the yard and punched her in the face” before fleeing in his black 2017 Mazda 3. The car’s license number is KJN2432.

When Adams Township Police responded to his residence after the assault, police said Sanderson again fled.

Greenfield said Sanderson is wanted on charges of burglary, strangulation, criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, theft and two counts of simple assault. He said the victim resides with her six-year-old son.

Greenfield reported that Sanderson has ties to both the Pittsburgh and Johnstown areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Ebensburg at 814-471-6500.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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