Gregory’s office vandalized; man arrested

Suspect being treated medically; police intend to issue warrant upon his discharge

Hollidaysburg Borough police arrested a man suspected of vandalizing the office of State Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Hollidaysburg.

Gregory said he and his staff experienced a “frightening act of violence” Friday morning after an object was thrown through his window on Allegheny Street.

On Monday, Hollidaysburg Borough Police Chief Rodney Estep said his officers believe the crime was politically motivated.

“We believe it was a political statement,” Estep said.

Estep identified the suspect as Joseph A. Fox Jr., and charges were filed against Fox on Friday.

Fox is currently being medically treated, and police intend to serve him an arrest warrant once the treatment is complete, Estep said. Fox has not yet been arraigned in court of law, so no other details were available.

“I appreciate the professionalism of (Hollidaysburg Borough Police Department) as well as the continued cooperation between (the) department and Harrisburg’s Capitol Police,” Gregory said in a news release. “I’ll assist in the investigation and any court proceedings that may result from it.”


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