Woman accused of threatening husband with knife in domestic

GOSHEN TWP. – A woman accused of threatening her husband with a knife and punching him in the face will be arraigned for domestic violence Thursday in Mahoning County Court #3 in Sebring.

Brittianey Sheppard, 29, of Canfield Road, Youngstown, was taken into custody Sunday for the first-degree misdemeanor after Goshen Police District officers were called to a home on Egypt Road for a physical domestic between a husband and wife at 12:59 a.m., with the woman allegedly brandishing a knife.

The victim, Robert Sheppard, said she had asked him to come inside the residence on Egypt Road and when he sat down next to her, she punched him in the face, causing injuries to his upper and lower lips and a puffy cheek. She was told to leave by the property owner and refused.

The victim said she then asked for his phone and he said no. She allegedly pulled a knife from her pocket and threatened to stab him unless he gave her the phone, the police report said. He used a chair to keep her away from him.

The knife was not found when Brittianey Sheppard was initially frisked and handcuffed and could not be found along the road where she had been walking. She was asked several times where she hid the knife and said she did not have one. During a more thorough search by a female deputy with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, the knife was found on Brittianey Sheppard and seized as evidence.

No medical attention was required by the victim.

In another matter, an investigation into a break-in Aug. 25 at the Aarrow Disposal property on Salem Unity Road (state Route 14) outside Salem led to the warrant arrest of Robert McMaster, 45, of 7443 Spillway Road, Lisbon, for a felony breaking and entering charge and a misdemeanor criminal damaging charge on Sunday on U.S. Route 62.

The report said someone had pulled into the Aarrow Disposal business lot on Salem Unity Road and parked near the road, using lock cutters to enter a shed and damaging a motion light above the shed door. A small lawn tractor near the rear of the property appeared to have its front hood area opened and the fuel tank removed. The fuel tank was then found near the entrance to the property where the vehicle had been parked.