Cushing man pleads guilty to assault, terrorizing charges

Apr 02, 2014
Photo by: Knox County Jail Heath Yeaton.

Cushing — A 36-year-old Cushing man was arrested April 1 at his home following a complaint to police about his involvement in an assault and terrorizing of the victim, according to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Heath Yeaton was arrested and charged with misdemeanor offenses of assault and terrorizing. Deputy Michael Sprague gathered enough evidence for a search warrant and an arrest warrant after speaking with witnesses, said the release from Deputy Chief Tim Carroll.

The victim told police he had been punched in the eye by Yeaton and had been subsequently threatened by him, according to an affidavit filed in court.

At Yeaton's arraignment April 2 in Sixth District Court, he pleaded guilty to both charges and was granted a deferred disposition. If Yeaton refrains from criminal activity for one year, he will serve seven days in jail and pay a $300 fine. If he does not abide the law, he will face an open plea.

Based on what was found at the residence, drugs charges may be pending, said Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody. Substances found at the residence were sent away for testing. If additional charges are applied, it will not affect the defendant's deferred disposition.

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