Unlawful Restraint

On January 6, 2023 at 2:20 PM Sugarcreek Borough Police responded to the report of a possible domestic in progress on Russell Street, Franklin. The caller reported a male chasing a female out of the house and tackling the female to the ground.

Upon arrival to the area Sugarcreek Police officers identified Shaun Dawes, 40 of Franklin, could be seen physically restraining a known female victim. Shawn Dawes was seen grabbing the arms of the victim pulling her back towards the house and stepping in front of the female.

Shaun Dawes was taken into custody without incident and was provided medical attention for the cuts on his face.

Shaun Dawes was charged with Unlawful Restraint and arraigned before Judge Kirtland.

Shawn Dawes was unable to post the $10,000 bail and was subsequently lodged in the Venango County Jail. Dawes’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 18, 2023 at 8:30 AM at the Venango County Courthouse.