Morrisdale Man to Stand Trial for Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault

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CLEARFIELD – All charges were held to court against a Morrisdale man accused of assaulting and threatening his daughter after a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Kevin Michael Hengst, 50, of Morrisdale has been charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. His bail was modified from $50,000 to $25,000 monetary at the preliminary hearing.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Jan. 11, state police were dispatched to a Forest Road residence, where a female could be heard crying on the phone. Upon arrival to the scene, the victim said she was sleeping when her father, Hengst, kicked her bedroom door down.

After that, she said Hengst spit in her face, threw her to the ground and continued to spit on her. She said he proceeded to empty an entire bag of tobacco on her and called her names repetitively. Hengst, she said, grabbed a bottle of hot sauce and dumped it all over her.

“He then smashed me in the face with the bottle,” the victim told state police. “He told me if I [would] leave after everything he’s done for me that he’ll hunt me down and kill me. I believe that he will follow through with that threat.”

She told state police Hengst stomped on her left hand during the incident. She also mentioned that her nose felt like it was broken. State police observed blood on her shirt and coming from her nose, which appeared to be swollen.

The victim, according to state police, was crying and shaking at the scene. She commented about being afraid of what her father may do to her for calling 9-1-1.

When state police interviewed Hengst, he denied doing anything to his daughter. He alleged that his daughter struck him in the face with a briefcase.

When speaking to Hengst, state police smelled alcohol coming from his breath, and he appeared to be intoxicated. State police didn’t observe any injuries or marks on Hengst’s face.

The victim showed state police her bedroom, where the alleged incident had occurred at. State police observed tobacco and hot sauce scattered on her bed and floor; an empty glass bottle was lying on the floor. The victim told state police Hengst used that bottle to hit her in the face.

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