Southport Resident Indicted for Assault

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A Town of Southport man is indicted for assault and multiple counts. 

18-year-old Devon Tuning is charged for attempted assault in the second degree and assault in the third degree for striking Shawna Voorhees in the face with his fist, causing her to fall backwards, strike her head and sustain a skull fracture and a concussion. The incident occurred on or about July 10th resulting in substantial pain, or impairment of Voorhees’ physical condition. 

Tuning is also accused of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree for unlawfully restraining Jessica Voorhees on or about July 10th. 

He is also accused for two counts of sexual misconduct. Tuning engaged in sexual intercourse with another person younger than 17-years-old on or about July 9th and the 10th. 

Tuning is accused of menacing in the second degree for intentionally placing or attempting to place another person in reasonable fear of physical injury by displaying a deadly weapon that appeared to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, or other firearm. Tuning threatened Jessica Voorhees by chasing her with an approximately three-foot long metal pipe while screaming that he would kill her. 

Tuning is also accused of criminal mischief in the third degree for intentionally damaging property belonging to Charles Tuning in an amount exceeding $250. 

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