Domestic Violence Assault, Endangering welfare of a child
On Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2335 HRS, Shippensburg Borough Police were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Garfield St. for a domestic assault. The alleged actor, 37 year old Damien BARNHART of Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg, grabbed his 6 year old son by the throat, then fled in a small car when the mother stated she was calling police. Officers observed red marks on the throat of the child, who was visibly upset. He complained of pain just above the adam's apple and was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.
BARNHART was arrested, charged with Endangering the welfare of a child (Misdemeanor 1), Simple assault (Misdemeanor 1) and Harassment (Summary) then taken to Cumberland County Prison for arraignment.