Man faces charges after alleged knife assault on two teens, damaging patrol car

Jonathan Nicholas Hogentoren, 20, was charged on Monday.
Jonathan Nicholas Hogentoren, 20, was charged on Monday.(Rowan Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 7:26 AM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Bond was set at $50,000 for a man facing charges from deputies after an incident in Rowan County.

Jonathan Nicholas Hogentoren, 20, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, injury to personal property, and resisting police.

According to the report, the incident happened on Monday morning just after 12:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Tammy’s Park Road in Rowan County. It began as a group of people had gathered at a house on that road. Witnesses told deputies that Hogentoren walked up to the group and fired a “snot rocket” into the crowd. People in the crowd became angry and began arguing with Hogentoren.

Hogentoren then allegedly pulled a knife and got into a fight with a 16-year-old. The teen suffered multiple stab wounds on his back and under his arm. He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. A 17-year-old jumped into the fray to try and break it up, and he was also stabbed. Deputies noted two cuts on that teen’s left forearm.

Hogentoren then ran into the woods before deputies arrived, according to witnesses. About an hour later, neighbors told deputies they heard noise in the woods. Hogentoren was spotted walking up the road towards the deputies. Deputies say Hogentoren approached them, refusing to comply with their commands for him to stop, and that he was “swaying his arms and tilting his head.”

Deputies told Hogentoren to get on the ground. They say he uttered several obscenities at them before flipping them off with the middle fingers of both hands. Hogentoren then laid down on the ground and refused to obey commands to roll over so that deputies could look for any weapons.

Deputies say they struggled to get Hogentoren into the patrol car, and that after they drove approximately 200 yards, Hogentoren managed to get his handcuffed hands in front of his body. They say he damaged a window in the prisoner cage of the vehicle, broke an interior door handle, then smeared feces on the interior of the cage.

Hogentoren continued to refuse to cooperate with deputies when they arrived at the magistrate’s office and detention center. Hogentoren had to be placed in a restraint chair.

Hogentoren is scheduled to make a first appearance in court on Tuesday.

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