Independence Man Arrested for Assaulting Woman, Abducting Child

An Independence man was arrested Monday night for assaulting a woman and then abducting his child.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 36-year old Joshua Sandhagen came to a home in Westgate where he assaulted a woman before taking his 2-year old child. Authorities did not indicate Sandhagen’s relation to the woman.

Sandhagen was tracked down in Hazleton, where he was taken into custody for Domestic Assault Causing Bodily Injury. The child was found safe at a home in Lamont.

Sandhagen was transported to Fayette County Jail.

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