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Schuylkill County Man Hits and Strangles Woman While Trying to Steal Her Phone and Keys

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A Schuylkill County man is free on bond after police say he broke into a West Brunswick Township home on April 16 and strangled a woman in an attempt to get her cell phone and keys.

State Police in Schuylkill Haven say 31-year-old Clayton Pepe, of Auburn, tried to break into a home along Green Tree Drive in West Brunswick Township on April 16. This happened sometime between 7-10 p.m. that night.

Schuylkill County Man Hit, Strangled Woman Trying to Take Her Phone and Keys

Police suspect Pepe broke into the home through a window. Once inside, he hit and then strangled a 26-year-old Auburn woman.

Pepe tried to steal the woman’s LG cell phone, valued at $40, and her vehicle keys. He did succeed in wresting the phone and keys from the woman temporarily.

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However, the victim in this incident was able to get her belongings back from Pepe. Police say she was able to get out of her house to get the items and then fled her own property.

Police took Pepe in on a warrant. He was arraigned before District Judge James Ferrier on April 22 and sent to Schuylkill County Prison. He was released on $20,000 bond the same day.

He’s scheduled to appear before Ferrier again for a preliminary hearing on June 23.

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