Child Endangerment, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, Corruption of Minors

On October 5, 2022 Sugarcreek Borough Police received notification from Venango County Children and Youth Services in regards to an incident that occurred in the 900 Block of Walnut Street in Reno during the evening hours on September 15, 2022.

It was reported that Charles Yeager, 45 of Reno, choked and threw his juvenile step daughter to the ground. Charles Yeager also slapped the juvenile victim in the face with his hand when the juvenile victim stood back up.

On October 5, 2022 at approximately 2:00 PM officers from Sugarcreek Borough were able to interview the juvenile victim and her father about what had occurred.

Charles Yeager offered the juvenile victim his medical marijuana on multiple occasions which the juvenile victim declined each time. The juvenile victim was able to show officers photos from the bruising caused by Charles Yeager.

The juvenile victim was also able to show officers text messages from Yeager that had been sent to her after the incident occurred.

Officers filed charges on Charles Yeager on October 6, 2022. Charges are the following:

Endangering the Welfare of Children – Misd. 1
Corruption of Minors – Misd. 1
Terroristic Threats – Misd. 1
Simple Assault – Misd. 2