On the date of October 1, 2013, at or around 0315 hours, the Mechanicsburg Police Department responded to a residence located in the 1st block of Sherwood Drive in regards to a 911 hang up call. Upon officers arriving at the scene, Anthony Farrell, 26 y/o, was found hiding in his estranged wife’s bedroom closet and was found to be in violation of a Protection From Abuse Order. Farrell was arrested at the scene for being in violation of the order.

Upon further investigation, it was found that Farrell arrived at the Victim’s residence and gained entry through her bedroom window while she was asleep. While inside of the residence, Farrell sexually assaulted and strangled the Victim.

Farrell was arrested on November 10, 2013, for the physical and sexual assaults and was arraigned by MDJ Day. He was incarcerated in the Cumberland County Prison on $25,000 bail and awaiting his preliminary hearing.