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Vandergrift man jailed on drug charges

posted May 24, 2011, 6:59 PM by Joseph Gray

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Last updated: 9:16 am

The arrest of a 24-year-old man on drug charges Monday ended with a state drug agent being bitten by a dog, officials said.

Bradley Mondi, 24, was found inside his grandmother's house in the 100 block of Columbia Avenue about 2:30 p.m.

The house occupants, Mondi's grandmother, Beverly Mondi, 72, and his father, Frank Mondi Jr., 50, allegedly told borough police and agents of the state Attorney General's drug strike force that nobody else was home.

However, police said, Bradley Mondi was found inside.

In the process, a 41-year-old agent was bitten by a dog, one of three boxer-type animals in the backyard. The unidentified agent was treated by an ambulance crew.

Vandergrift police Sgt. Steve Callipare said no one else was injured.

He said Mondi's father and grandmother, were charged with hindering apprehension.

The younger Mondi was taken to the Armstrong County Jail in Kittanning. He was wanted for a probation violation in Indiana County and on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court proceedings for a July 2010 case.

Police said that additional charges may be pending against him.

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