Man wanted for allegedly strangling woman, leaving her in ditch in Clinton

CLINTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man they believe strangled a woman repeatedly and then threw her out of a car, leaving her in a ditch. 

Police say Jonathan Petgrave strangled a woman Sunday around 11:30 a.m. in a car on Bellsqueeze Road near Hinckley Road. 

Police say the woman screamed and told Petgrave he was going to kill her. Petgrave then, allegedly, pulled the woman out of the car and threw her in the road.  

Police say the woman jumped back into the car, and Petgrave began strangling her again, eventually pulling her out of the car and throwing her into a ditch. Police say Petgrave and the driver of the car sped off. 

The woman was taken to Thayer hospital. Petgrave is wanted for aggravated assault domestic violence. 

Police are asking anyone who knows Jonathan Petgrave's whereabouts or has seen him, to call 911. 

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