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Man accused of kidnapping, assaulting Jefferson Township woman

August 3, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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A man is accused of pulling an ex-girlfriend into his truck in Butler County, punching and biting her, and taking her to Bedford County against her will.

During the 125-mile trip Sunday night, state police said, Joseph Karl Dykes Jr., 35, of Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, also allegedly choked the victim and threatened to kill her.

State police in Bedford arrested Dykes on Monday at a convenience store after the victim, a 29-year-old Jefferson Township woman, was able to get help.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that appears in Tuesday’s Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

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