Hearing Set for Tomorrow for Man Accused of Punching Woman During Domestic Dispute

REYNOLDSVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A man who allegedly punched a woman during a domestic dispute in Reynoldsville is due in court tomorrow.

Court documents indicate 32-year-old Louis Vinchenzi Porrett, of Philadelphia, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary
– Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting, Summary

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Reynoldsville in late June.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:03 p.m. on June 24, Reynoldsville Borough Police were dispatched to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence on Grant Street Extension in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County.

Police were advised that one of the individuals involved had fled the residence in a silver Pontiac G6 with a cracked back window. They were also advised that a witness stated there may also be drugs in the residence, the complaint states.

At the scene, police spoke with a known witness who reported the victim had fled the scene due to having active warrants for her arrest. The witness told police she had received a call from the victim, who stated that her boyfriend, Louis Vinchenzi Porrett, was hitting her. The witness then went to the residence and found Porrett pinning the victim against a wall and punching her, the complaint indicates.

The witness stated that at one point, she saw Porrett holding a butter knife to the victim’s throat, the complaint notes.

Reynoldsville Borough Police then contacted Brookville Borough Police to respond to a residence in Brookville where the witness said the victim may have gone.

Police located the victim hiding in the rear of the vehicle in which she had reportedly fled, and she was then taken into custody.

The witness contacted Porrett and tried to get him to return to speak to the police, but Porrett reportedly refused, the complaint states.

The victim was then questioned about the incident.

She reportedly told police that Porrett struck her on the left arm, but police noted she had no signs of injury where she claimed to have been struck. When asked about a knife being used, several times, the victim stated Porrett talked about getting a knife, but never picked one up, according to the complaint.

Due to the discrepancy, police then spoke to the witness again regarding weapons used in the incident. The witness then stated she did not see any weapons being used during the altercation, the complaint notes.

The charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office on Thursday, June 25.

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