Police: Claysburg man raped, choked ex

Weyandt allegedly told woman she ‘owed him’ sex

A Claysburg man is in jail after police allege he assaulted and raped his ex-girlfriend after he showed up at her house and held her against her will.

According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Kevin R. Weyandt, 45, of 451 Left Hand Gap Road, showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s house on Tippy Hill Road about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, despite having a protection-from-abuse order filed against him with three previous violations since late June.

When the woman pulled into her garage after arriving home, Weyandt walked in through the garage door, confronted her and took the keys from her car, police said.

Weyandt allegedly blocked the woman from leaving the garage, and when she did get away from him and went inside her house, Weyandt followed.

It was there that Weyandt allegedly grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the arms and sat on top of her on the couch. At one point, she got away and tried to make a phone call to her boyfriend, but her phone’s battery was going dead and she hung up.

The woman told police Weyandt took her phone and, after reading through her text messages, became angry and started talking about killing her and then himself.

Police indicated Weyandt told her she needed to leave her boyfriend, lunged at her and pinned the woman to her bed before he choked her with both hands. When she fought him off of her, Weyandt allegedly grabbed a cellphone charger and wrapped it around her neck.

It was then Weyandt started talking about sex, police said. He allegedly told his ex-girlfriend she “owed him that much” before he pulled off her clothing and raped her, Greenfield Township police Officer Nathan Claycomb noted in the charges.

Police said the woman repeatedly told him, “no” and said, “Please, do not do this.”

During the assault, Weyandt bit her on the cheek, leaving bite marks and bruises, police said.

When Weyandt heard a noise, he stopped and ran to the window before he started to cry. He stood his ex-girlfriend up and tried to talk to her about “us,” Claycomb wrote in the charges.

By this time, it was morning and the woman managed to run from the house after Weyandt allegedly continued to question her about her personal life and read her text messages.

Weyandt was arraigned Thursday morning on felony charges of kidnapping, burglary, strangulation and rape, as well as several related misdemeanor counts.

Weyandt’s attorney, Terry Despoy, could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Bail was set at $100,000 cash by Magisterial District Judge Daniel DeAntonio and Weyandt remains in Blair County Prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 16 before Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger.

Mirror Staff Writer Greg Bock is at 946-7458.

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