Man Arrested After Domestic Incident, Police Search in Lebanon

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    Patrick Heath, 30, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon following a domestic violence incident that sparked an overnight police search in Lebanon.

    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.

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