Oil City Teen Sentenced for Assaulting Man With Cane

| March 10, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City teen accused of attacking a man with a cane was sentenced on Friday, March 9, in the Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

Andrew William Shawgo, 18, received three years probation from Judge Robert Boyer.

Shawgo pleaded guilty on January 22 to simple assault and the use and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Other charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Judge Boyer also ordered Shawgo to contact the Mental Health Base Service Unit in Oil City to schedule an evaluation. Shawgo must comply with any and all recommendations as the result of the evaluation.

In addition, Judge Boyer ordered Shawgo to contact the Venango County Substance Abuse Program to schedule an appointment for an SAP assessment. Shawgo must comply with any recommendation by SAP.

Case details:

Oil City Police filed charges against Shawgo on September 20, 2017.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Patrolman Byham, officers responded to a residence on Cowell Avenue around 12:23 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, for a report of a domestic assault.

Police arrived on the scene and found a man with a small cut to his temple.

Officers interviewed a female witness at the residence who stated that Andrew Shawgo struck the man on the head with a cane.

Another witness and the victim stated that Shawgo was “acting strange and became very angry with them.”

The complaint stated that Shawgo allegedly smashed a mirror with a cane and then struck the man with the cane while the man was lying in bed.

When Shawgo was arrested, police discovered a small bag of marijuana in his pocket and a blue pipe containing suspected marijuana residue in his backpack.

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