On Sunday, January 6, 2019 Wilke-Barre Police say a victim reported he’d been assaulted by Namel Hayes, 24 years old of Brooklyn NY, during a domestic dispute on Woodward Street in the city of Wilkes-Barre.
The complainant and a witness stated the complainant and Hayes were involved in a verbal dispute during which Hayes armed himself with a knife and physically assaulted the complainant. The complainant sustained multiple slash wounds during the assault after which Hayes fled to an unknown location and hasn’t, yet, been located by police.
Police say Hayes’ conduct violated 18PaCS2702(a)(1) Aggravated Assault, 18PaCS2705 Reckless Endangering Another and 18PaCS2701(a)(2) Simple Assault for which charges were filed with District Court 11-1-02.
The complainant was transported to a local medical facility by EMS for further treatment of non life threatening injuries,
Bail has not been set in this case and it’s believed the defendant is not presently in custody. Authorities filed charges against Hayes on January 7, 2019 and a warrant issued for his arrest.