A warrant has been issued for a Marlborough Township man whom police said jumped out of a second-story window in East Greenville to flee authorities after repeatedly strangling his girlfriend.
According to Upper Perk Police, Jonathan Rober, 29, of the 1200 block of W. Campbell Road, was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses Nov. 17 after authorities responded to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Valley Road in East Greenville.
Court documents stated a neighbor called 911 around 4:15 a.m., saying a woman was screaming for help inside. Once at the location, police said they knocked repeatedly on the door with no response. Officers reported they then saw a man appear in the upstairs window before disappearing from view.
A woman later answered the door, police said, with injuries to her neck and told police Rober had been strangling her “on and off for hours” and had threatened to rape and then kill her.
Authorities said while they were inside the home, Rober was seen by a witness jumping through a second-floor window and then he ran across the roof and fled the scene.
Upper Perk, PA State Police, Marlborough Township Police and a Quakertown Police K-9 unit searched the area, canvassing door-to-door in neighboring locales. Rober managed to flee the location, however, and a warrant was issued for his arrest by District Judge Kathleen Valentine of Ambler.
Police said the victim stated an argument ensued after she came home around 2:15 a.m. and Rober allegedly threw her on the bed before strangling her to the point where she couldn’t breathe. She also told police Rober dislocated her shoulder during the course of the assault, in which she said he continually strangled her despite her pleas to be let go.
Rober allegedly stole the woman’s cell phone before fleeing the scene.
He was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, false imprisonment, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, robbery, harassment, disorderly conduct and harassment.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Upper Perk Police at 215-679-8203.