Three Individuals Charged for Involvement in Baseball Bat Attack of Man Due in Court Tomorrow

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published February 13, 2024 5:30 am
Last Updated: March 29, 2024 1:13 am

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow morning for three individuals facing charges stemming from an alleged assault of a man with a baseball bat in Oil City in December 2023.

According to court documents, preliminary hearings for 26-year-old Alex Ray Williams, 25-year-old Alexandrea Elizabeth Dashner-Hartle, and 47-year-old Heather Lynn Williams, all of Oil City, are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, with District Judge Andrew F. Fish presiding.

Alex Williams faces the following charges:

  • Burglary — Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Bodily Injury Crime, Felony 1
  • Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
  • Aggravated Assault — Attempts to cause or causes BI with deadly weapon, Felony 2
  • Terroristic Threats with/ Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

He is currently lodged in the Venango County Prison on $25,000.00 monetary bail.

The following charges were filed against Dashner-Hartle:

  • Burglary — Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Felony 1
  • Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
  • Aggravated Assault — Attempts to cause or causes BI with deadly weapon, Felony 2
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

She is currently free on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

Heather Williams was charged with the following offense:

  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint released on Wednesday, January 17, Patrolman Brandon Rosenberger, of the Oil City Police Department, was contacted by a known male on December 6, 2023, who reported being assaulted that day.

He reported that while Heather Williams was moving items out of his Oak Grove Street residence, she asked several individuals to assist. One of the people who arrived was Alex Williams who was behaving aggressively toward the male victim, the complaint states.

Alex Williams went to the porch of the residence and began kicking and pulling on the door. Once the door opened, he called for the victim to come outside to fight and called him names, the complaint indicates.

After a short time, Alex Williams entered the residence going after the victim, at which time he began striking and kicking the victim. At one point, he hit the victim several times with a baseball bat, according to the complaint.

During this time, Heather Williams and Alexandrea Dashner-Hartle assisted in the assault by holding the victim down while punching and kicking him, the complaint indicates.

The victim provided Patrolman Rosenberger with a copy of video footage of the incident taking place, the complaint notes.


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