Woman Faces Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest Charges Following Incident at Police Barracks

| April 30, 2018

HandcuffsJENKS TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 41-year-old woman is facing aggravated assault and related charges after resisting arrest in Jenks Township, Forest County.

According to court documents, Marienville-based State Police filed criminal charges against 41-year-old Jaclyn Slaugenhaupt, of Pittsburgh.

The complaint states that around 10:26 p.m. on April 19, Corporal Hunsberger, of PSP Marienville, was dispatched to 1570 Wards Ranch Road in Green Township, Forest County, for the report of an unknown female who was inside the complainant’s vehicle with the engine running. Upon arrival to the scene, Corporal Hunsberger observed Jaclyn Slaugenhaupt seated in the driver’s seat of a silver-colored Chevrolet Impala. The owner of the vehicle stated that he did not know Slaugenhaupt.

Upon speaking with Slaugenhaupt, “it was evident that she was highly intoxicated. She was taken into custody and transported to PSP Marienville,” according to the complaint.

Once at PSP Marienville, located at Route 899 in Jenks Township, Forest County, it was determined that Slaugenhaupt needed to be transported to Warren General Hospital to be medically evaluated because of “her apparent high level of intoxication. It was noted that Slaugenhaupt would not allow a preliminary breath test to determine a precise alcohol concentration,” the complaint indicates.

Slaugenhaupt was released from her handcuffs so that she could be restrained with a leather restraint belt with her handcuffs in front of her for transportation. While attempting to place her hands in front and into the restraint belt, Slaugenhaupt allegedly became extremely agitated and aggressive. Her body tensed up, and she actively resisted being restrained. She attempted to let her body fall to the floor using her weight but was being held up by officers, the complaint states.

One of the officers was standing directly in front of Slaugenhaup when she allegedly pulled her leg toward her body and thrust it with full force in the officer’s direction. The officer avoided being struck and caught Slaugenhaupt’s ankle between the officer’s knees. Slaugenhaupt was assisted to the floor in a prone position where she was successfully restrained.

Slaugenhaupt was arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on April 20 on the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce, Misdemeanor 2
– Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary

Unable to post $15,000.00 monetary bail, Slaugenhaupt was lodged in the Warren County Jail on April 20.

Slaugenhaupt was released on April 21 after a private surety posted a $25,000.00 surety bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on June 19 with Judge Daniel L. Miller presiding.

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