A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a domestic violence incident sparked a police search in Lebanon overnight.
Thirty-year-old Patrick Heath, of Route 289/Beaumont Highway in Lebanon, was apprehended around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, state police said. A Silver Alert was issued for Heath early Wednesday morning.
Police first arrived at the home in Lebanon around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after an argument between Heath and the victim turned physical and Heath allegedly pointed a shotgun at the victim's head.
The victim managed to leave the home and called for help, authorities send.
Police subsequently launched a search for Heath but were not able to find anyone Tuesday night. A state police helicopter and K-9 unit were called in to help with the search.
Heath was found in the woods near 67 Pine Street in Columbia, several miles from his house, police said.
A search of his home turned up two shotguns wrapped in a plastic bag and hidden under a pile of leaves, according to police.
Heath was charged with third-degree strangulation, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of disorderly conduct.
Police said weapons charges could be filed later depending on the results of the investigation.
He's due in court at 9 a.m. April 3. Bond was set at $100,000.