More trouble found during State College man’s sentencing in child endangerment case

mcarroll@centredaily.comJune 5, 2013 

A 29-year-old State College man could spend up to five years in state prison for putting an infant passenger at risk during a domestic altercation in a moving car.

Kevin J. Sherlock was sentenced Tuesday to serve one year and 10 months to five years in state prison on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person.

Hours before Sherlock was to appear in the Centre County Courthouse for sentencing, he was arrested in a separate case after allegedly attacking another woman at a home in Patton Township.

The Centre County District Attorney’s Office said Sherlock allegedly strangled and punched the woman and repeatedly slammed her head on the ground on the eve of his sentencing.

The woman told Patton Township police she tried to kick Sherlock out of the apartment Monday. He refused, and a heated verbal argument ensued and escalated into the alleged physical assault.

A jury found Sherlock guilty in January in the reckless endangerment case, which stems from an incident in January 2012 during which Sherlock got into argument with a woman while she was driving.

Prosecutors said Sherlock attempted to grab the keys out of the ignition and physically scuffled with the woman.

She was eventually able to pull over and flee from the vehicle with the then-6-month-old child. The woman and infant were picked up by a passing driver and were taken to safety.

Matt Carroll can be reached at 231-4631. Follow him on Twitter @Carrollreporter.

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