Sheffield woman faces assault charges from Sunday incident

A Sheffield woman faces aggravated assault charges from an incident that occurred in Pleasant township on Sunday.

Kamille L. Highhouse, 54, 377 Saybrook Road, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday shortly after 2:30 p.m. at 28 Lynn Road, Pleasant. Troopers received a report from person in the wake of the event claiming Highhouse came to resident and assaulted her and a male victim. Troopers responded to the address and were told that Highhouse allegedly attacked and threatened to kill the female victim “without warning,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.

A physical altercation ensued and the female victim reported that Highhouse “ripped a significant amount of hair from the back of her head” and “bit her right them and left middle finger breaking skin and drawing blood, kicked her in the face which loosened her bottom teeth and purchased her in the left side of her face causing bruising and swelling.”

Troopers were told that the male victim attempted to stop the assault and alleged that Highhouse bit him too, both a finger and his left thigh. Troopers “observed (the female victim) holding a substantial handful of her hair” and the victim showed troopers “a bald spot on the back of her head, spanning several inches, where Highhouse had forcefully ripped the hair from (the victim’s) scalp.”

According to the affidavit, the female victim was still “actively bleeding” when speaking with troopers. Online court records show that Highhouse was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, terroristic threats and two counts of harassment.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next month.


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