Aggravated Assault and Strangulation Arrest

May 26th, 2023

Domingo Adonis Velez – 27 Year Old

251 North Main Street

Red Lion, PA 17356


Aggravated Assault § 2702 (a)(4) Felony 2 – One Count

Strangulation § 2718 (a) (1) Felony 2 – One Count

Terroristic Threats § 2706 (a) (1) Misdemeanor 1 – One Count

Simple Assault §  2701 (a) (1) Misdemeanor 2 - One Count 

Simple Assault §  2701 (a) (2) Misdemeanor 2 - One Count 

Simple Assault §  2701 (a) (3) Misdemeanor 2 - One Count 

Harassment §  2709 (a) (1) Summary - One Count 

In April 2023, the New Cumberland Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Bridge Street for a male assaulting a female.  The male suspect, Domingo Velez, fled the scene prior to police arrival.  The female victim was still on scene and provided police with further details. 

Throughout the investigation, it was determined that Velez pushed the victim to the bed, climbed on top of her, and began to strangle her by squeezing her throat.  Velez then struck the victim with a box fan causing further injuries.  Velez continued his nefarious actions as he grabbed a box cutter, held it to the victim's neck, and stated he was going to kill the victim.  The victim was able to dislodge the box cutter from Velez's grip but sustained a cut to her collar area.   

On May 26, 2023, New Cumberland Police served warrants on Velez and took him into custody.  Velez was subsequently relinquished to the Cumberland County Prison for a Process and Arraignment.   

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the New Cumberland Police Department at (717) 774-0400