KC student faces charges of assault

BY ROBERT L. BAKER

Wyoming County Press Examiner

A 21-year-old Keystone College freshman from Virginia is in jail after being charged with assaulting two other students following an incident March 19-20.

Jeffrey Poindexter Jr., of Dumfries, Va., was arraigned Tuesday and faces charges of simple assault, furnishing alcohol to minors and harassment after he allegedly discovered his girlfriend with another man.

According to a police criminal complaint on the night of March 19, Poindexter, a freshman at Keystone, purchased vodka at a Clarks Summit store, and the three had been hanging out drinking the alcohol when a conflict arose.

The other two individuals had exited a dormitory to have a cigarette when they allegedly “started kissing.”

Not long afterwards, Poindexter emerged from the building, the complaint states, when he observed the two friends were engaged in sexual acts, and he began yelling at them.

The complaint says that Poindexter assaulted the male giving him a black eye and then turned on the female “by punching her in the face, choking her, throwing her to the ground and kicking her.”

The female victim was treated at Community Medical Center in Scranton, where, according to the complaint Trooper Darren Nicholas observed a “swollen nose, bruising to the face, choke marks around the neck, and scrapes and cuts on both knees.”

Poindexter was remanded to the Wyoming County Correctional Facility after being unable to post $10,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Linda Baumunk in Factoryville on March 29.