Assault charge lands man in jail

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



A Hillsboro man pled guilty to a charge of assault Monday in Hillsboro Municipal Court and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of assault at a Johnson Street residence on Sunday.

Upon officer arrival, the alleged victim reported that his roommate, David Forbes, 33, had “punched him in the arm and knocked him down,” as stated in the affidavit.

He also reported that “the altercation started because Forbes thought he was going to tell the landlord about Forbes allegedly using drugs,” the affidavit added.

Also according to the affidavit, the alleged victim said that “Forbes did cause him physical harm and that he threatened to kill him if he said anything about it.”

He also reportedly said that Forbes had since left the residence and had gone to the lake area.

After the officer notified the Highland County Sheriff’s Office of Forbes’ possible location, Forbes was arrested and transported to the Highland County Justice Center, the affidavit added.

On Monday, Forbes appeared on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor assault.

Court records showed that he pled guilty. A $500 fine was suspended, as were 80 days of a 90-day jail sentence.

Records added that Forbes can be furloughed on Sept. 27. He was placed on reporting probation and ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.


By Sarah Allen

[email protected]