Police: Johnson City man arrested after beating woman with cane


A Johnson City man has been arraigned after police say he beat a woman with a metal cane.

According to the Johnson City Police Department, 62-year-old John Dehart was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Officers were dispatched to Henry Street Tuesday night and said that Dehart threw the victim into the street and struck her multiple times with a metal crane. The victim was bleeding from her leg and experiencing pain in her abdomen.

Witnesses on the scene intervened to stop the assault and called 911. The victim was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center and has been released.

Dehart is due back in court on June 8.