Three Men in Court for Domestic Violence

Three men accused of seriously injuring women in separate domestic violence incidents were in district court today.

Joseph Henton and Joseph Weaver waived their preliminary hearings, while charges against Johnathon "Juice" Johnson were bound to court.

Henton is accused of punching and kicking his girlfriend and injuring her to the point where she thought her ribs and jaw were broken. When she was able to get up off the floor she smashed his fish tank with a glass which made him “extremely irate,” according to papers filed in District Judge Dominic Cercone’s office. Henton then allegedly threw the woman back onto the floor, jumped on her and punched her in the head and face.

Weaver is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face. When police arrived at the home, blood was coming from her nose and mouth.

Weaver refused to let police officers into the home and started to block the door. When police told him he was under arrest he allegedly started punching one officer. After police got him on the ground, he continued to struggle.

Johnson is accused of telling his on-and-off girlfriend that he controls everything she does before punching her face and head, as well as other parts of her body. He also allegedly had her pinned against a wall while holding a knife to her throat.

The woman said she was afraid to call police because of Johnson’s known gang affiliation and her fear of retaliation.

Henton and Weaver are free on bail. Johnson is jailed on $50,000 bail.

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