Patrick Haynes sentenced on domestic assault charges
According to a March 10 press release from Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Ellis Hilbrenner, Patrick Haynes, 29, of Higginsville, was sentenced after pleading guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree. On March 6, Judge Dennis Rolf sentenced the defendant to two 15-year sentences, as a prior and persistent felony offender.
This case arose on June 3, 2016, after Higginsville police officers were dispatched to the residence of Haynes when a third party notified law enforcement of a disturbance in the residence, the report said. When officers arrived, they observed injuries to the victimís face and neck and Haynes reportedly confirmed they had been in an argument. The victim, at that time, denied anything had happened. Officers also observed that the windshield on the victimís vehicle had been broken. On June 6, 2016, the victim went to the Higginsville Police Department to report that Haynes had assaulted her on June 3, but she had to wait to report it until she and her children could safely leave the residence while Haynes was at work.
During her report the victim reported Haynes had head-butted her, choked her, thrown her to the ground and put a knife to her chest while threatening to kill her. The children, who were present at the time of the offense, were interviewed and stated Haynes hit had their mommy.