Area Man to Be Sentenced Today for Assaulting Woman in Vehicle in Forest County

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published February 16, 2024 5:30 am
Last Updated: March 28, 2024 4:34 pm

FOREST CO., Pa. (EYT) – An area man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman while they were traveling in a vehicle in Kingsley Township, Forest County, will be sentenced on Friday morning.

According to court documents, a sentencing hearing for 29-year-old Waylon McKinley Henderson, of Tidioute, is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16, with Senior Judge Robert G. Yeatts presiding.

Henderson pleaded guilty to the following charge on January 31:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2

As part of the plea, the following charge was dismissed:

– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

Henderson remains lodged in the Warren County Jail on $7,500.00 monetary bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, PSP Marienville received a report of an inactive domestic between Waylon Henderson and a known female victim around 11:53 p.m. on Friday, September 29, on Butler Drive in Kingsley Township, Forest County. Specifically, this incident occurred while Henderson’s vehicle was in motion on the way home from a bar in East Hickory to the above-mentioned residence.

During the incident, Henderson and the victim were arguing, and it turned physical. Henderson slammed the victim’s head into the front passenger side dash of the vehicle and punched her in the side of the head and face, causing bodily injury, the complaint states.

Upon arrival at the above-described residence, both Henderson and the victim exited the vehicle; the victim fled to a neighbor’s camp located on Country Lane, and the neighbor called PSP Marienville, the complaint indicates.

Trooper Cyphert arrived on the scene on Country Lane around 12:29 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, and observed the victim with a swollen right eye, a bloody nose, and small lacerations to her lips, the complaint notes.

The victim received a medical evaluation while on the scene by Tionesta EMS, but was not transported, the complaint states.

On September 30, at 12:44 a.m., Henderson was taken into custody without incident. Blood was observed within the passenger side of the vehicle and on the outside of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

Henderson was arraigned at 9:15 a.m. on September 30 in front of Judge Miller.

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