Police Looking for Prince William Man Wanted for Strangulation

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments | News

Robert Hardy II. Photo from November of 2017.

The Prince William Police are looking for Robert Joseph Hardy II of Dumfries. Hardy allegedly strangled the mother of his child while she was holding their baby in her arms.

Officers responded to a residence located in the 11400 block of Lucasville Road in Manassas (20112), June 23 at 12:47 a.m., to investigate a 9-1-1 call.

According to police spokesperson Officer Jody Gillich, the investigation revealed that the accused was involved in a verbal altercation with an acquaintance, identified as a 35-year-old woman, while driving in Prince William County.

“During the argument, the accused grabbed the victim and began to choke her,” said Gillich. “When the two arrived at a residence on Lucasville Road, the accused pulled the victim to the ground by her hair and proceeded to punch her in the face before choking the victim again as she was holding their 6-month-old baby girl.”

The victim reported to police that she at some point allegedly lost consciousness.

When another family member of the victim saw what was happening, the family member attempted to call police. The accused then grabbed the phone from the family member and damaged it.

The accused eventually fled the area and the police were contacted. The victim reported minor injuries.

The child was not harmed. Following the investigation, officers obtained arrest warrants for the accused, identified as Robert Joseph Hardy II. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful. The investigation continues.

Wanted: Robert Joseph Hardy II, 38, of the 3200 block of John Rolfe Court in Dumfries. He is described as a white male, 5’10”, 165lbs with brown hair and brown eyes

Wanted for strangulation, child endangerment, domestic assault & battery, and preventing the summoning of a law enforcement officer.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents listed in this report is asked to contact the

Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to: www.pwcgov.org/policetip.

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