Accused Murderer Will Face Charges for Allegedly Assaulting Jail CO

Denny Scott Bailey (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – An accused murderer will face charges for assaulting a corrections officer at the Clearfield County Jail, Lawrence Township police say.

Denny Scott Bailey, 38, of Woodland allegedly became “uncooperative” and “head-butted” a CO in the face on Friday evening. Charges are currently pending at this time.

In early April, Bailey and Kenja Kasheem Tew, 22, of Glen Richey were charged with criminal homicide, assault, kidnapping to inflict injury or terror, conspiracy and related charges for the death of Chase Anderson, 19, of Curwensville in August of 2017.

According to previously-published GANT News reports, the investigation began when Anderson’s mother reported him missing Aug. 22, 2017 to the Curwensville Borough Police Department.

Through witness interviews, it was learned that Tew had allegedly made comments that Anderson was “not coming back alive” or “not coming back at all.”

After Tew was in custody, he took investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police to Anderson’s burnt and decomposed body in a wooded area in Pike Township.

On Sept. 19, 2017, Bailey showed PSP investigators where he’d buried the murder weapons near his residence.

Investigators also learned that Tew and Bailey had used the “ruse” of a drug package to get Anderson to the wooded area where they murdered him.

Once there, they assaulted him, state police said. Each alleged the other stabbed Anderson several times before burning his body.

Chantell Renee Demi, 27, of Woodland told investigators that she went to the store and bought duct tape, garbage bags, etc., for Bailey.

She admitted to picking out the location and helping Tew and Bailey clean up when they got home after the murder.

Later Demi helped destroy the vehicle that Bailey and Tew used to take Anderson into the woods. She was allegedly assisted by Joseph Ralston, 38, of Curwensville, who has also been charged for his involvement in the cover up.

Demi recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and related charges. She’s also agreed to cooperate with the commonwealth in the prosecution of her co-defendants. She will receive a minimum sentence of 20 to 40 years of incarceration.

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