DuBois Woman Facing Charges in Alleged Burglary, Assault

DUBOIS – Charges have been filed against a DuBois woman for allegedly storming into a relative’s home and attacking her.

Shelvey Jeanne Forbes, 65, has been charged by DuBois City police with felony burglary and misdemeanor simple assault.

The charges stem from an incident Tuesday at an apartment in the 500 block of Maple Avenue in DuBois, according to an online news release issued by city police.

Upon arrival on-scene, police say Forbes was secured in handcuffs on the doorsteps. Inside the apartment, officers located the victim who they described as being extremely shaken and disheveled.

The victim said she was in her chair when she heard someone open her door.   She said when she went to see who was there, she saw her cousin, Forbes, who then “stormed” in and assaulted her.

During the attack, Forbes allegedly knocked her to the ground, threw things at her and struck her in the head with a metal wall sconce several times.  She said her cousin also pulled her hair and dumped a soda over her head.

In the report, police say the victim complained of pain in her head, arms, sides and back but declined medical treatment.

Forbes was housed in the Clearfield County Jail on a detainer issued by Clearfield County Probation office.  Sandy Township police assisted at the scene.

Forbes is currently scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 before Magisterial District Judge Pat Ford.

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