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Woman refuses to go to church, man holds pillow over her face at knifepoint

Posted by: Lauren Gross

LANCASTER -- A man has been arrested after holding a pillow over a woman's face because she refused to go to church with him.

Rusty James Leighty, 22, of the 100 block of Cottontail Court, Lancaster, was charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats after a domestic disturbance at his girlfriend's home.

The 36-year-old victim called police on Nov. 24 around 8 a.m. and told police that Leighty had held a pillow over her face and threatened her with a knife when she refused to attend church with him.

She was taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment.
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