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Northeastern superintendent, wife make PFA deal

Written by Ed Mahon/York Daily Record | Dec 18, 2015 11:59 AM
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(Manchester) -- The superintendent for the Northeastern School District has agreed to a limited contact order with his estranged wife, who also works for the district.

Shawn D. Minnich, 44, was charged with burglary, assault and other charges related to a Dec. 4 domestic dispute in which he allegedly broke into his estranged wife's home and assaulted her boyfriend.

Minnich's attorney, Farley Holt, has declined to go into specifics about the allegations, but Holt has said the charges look worse than what happened.

The superintendent's estranged wife, Kathy Minnich, requested a protection from abuse order.

A temporary one was granted by York County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gregory M. Snyder on Dec. 7.

The two had a hearing scheduled for a final order Thursday, and they reached an agreement without an admission for a three-year order.

The order says Shawn Minnich can contact Kathy Minnich via email and texts to discuss custody issues for the children. The order also allows them to have incidental contact at work, such as mass emails from the superintendent to employees.

In court, Holt said that the two could be in the same building at times, but that Shawn Minnich will avoid any contact, including being in the the same room.

A protection from abuse order is a civil court issue, but a violation of the order could result in an indirect criminal contempt charge, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail, according to the order.

Shawn Minnich declined to comment after the hearing.

Kathy Minnich said she had no comment other than that her kids were doing well.


This article comes to us through a partnership between York Daily Record and WITF.

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