Hearing for Local Man Charged With Attempting to Restrain Woman in Vehicle Set for Tomorrow

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for a local man who allegedly damaged a woman’s vehicle, then attempted to restrain her in the vehicle when she tried to leave.

Court documents indicate 34-year-old Shawn Eugene Ghezzi, of Sykesville, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak at 11:15 a.m. on April 6.

Ghezzi faces the following charges:

– Unlawful Restraint/Involuntary Servitude, Misdemeanor 1
– Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Misdemeanor 3

He is currently lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $50,000.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from an incident in Knox Township in late December 2020.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 1:26 p.m. on December 22, 2020, a known female victim met with Punxsutawney-based State Police to report an incident that had taken place in Knox Township, Jefferson County.

According to the complaint, the victim said she was in her vehicle with Shawn Ghezzi when they got into a verbal argument. The victim told police that Ghezzi then struck the windshield and front passenger window of her vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle.

The victim reported that she then stopped the vehicle and attempted to get out because she feared she was in danger. She told police Ghezzi then forcefully attempted to restrain her in the vehicle. However, she was able to free herself and got into a vehicle that was passing by, and the driver helped her make contact with the police.

The charges were filed against Ghezzi through Magisterial District Judge Gregory M Bazylak’s office on January 15.


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