(Also published in the Rocket-Courier)
Kenneth James Fenton-Huntingcut, 27, Dushore has been charged with simple assault, strangulation by applying pressure to the neck and throat and blocking the nose and mouth, unlawful restraint, harassment and making terroristic threats to a female victim.
Tunkhannock Township police were summoned to the State Police barracks just prior to 7 am on Aug. 3 after the victim was driven there by a friend with visible bruises and marks and bleeding about her face, neck and ring finger. The victim told police that she met Fenton-Huntingcut, whom she had dated for about eight months, at a residence in the Oakwood Trailer Park at about 5 pm on Aug. 2.
According to the report, the visit turned into a verbal argument, leading the victim to walk to a nearby mini-mart, followed by Fenton-Huntingcut. She called for a friend to come and get her, but the friend did not respond. She told police that she considered walking to her mother’s house in Tunkhannock borough but did not want Fenton-Huntingcut to follow, so she went with him back to the trailer park where the alleged physical assault began in the bathroom.
The Oakwood Lake Road residence belonged to a female who the victim described as the mother of Fenton-Huntincut’s child, who the victim suggested did not try to stop the assault because she is also afraid of Fenton-Huntingcut. The victim stated that she had passed out and was awaken by the female resident at about 6 am who helped her make a call for the friend to come and pick her up.
In addition to the physical altercation, which lasted for several hours, the victim told police that Fenton-Huntingcut told her that she was lucky he did not have his gun with him because he would kill her. Tunkhannock Township Police made an attempt to talk with Fenton-Huntincut or the resident at about 8:30 that morning, but nobody answered the door. He was apprehended later that afternoon and remanded to prison in lieu of $100,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 14.