Croydon Man Sentenced for Stabbing Toddler, Assaulting Girlfriend, in 2021
A Bristol Township man last week agreed to plead guilty to aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, and related offenses, for a 2021 incident as part of a plea deal where he’ll serve up to 24 months in Bucks County Prison.
Eric Scott, 29 of Croydon agreed to the deal earlier this summer with Bucks County prosecutors, online court records show and as part of the plea deal.
Additionally, Scott gets credit for time served, he’s been in jail since January, no contact with the victims, obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation prior to parole and abide by any and all recommendations, and serve 24 months of supervised probation once he’s released from Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Scott has one “active” case yet to be adjudicated out of Bensalem Township, which is scheduled for trial in October. In that case, he’s charged for a theft related offense, court records show.
In the early morning hours of November 13, Scott was traveling from Morrisville to Bristol when his vehicle was observed, pulled off to the side of Rt 13 by Bristol authorities.
According to the criminal complaint, being first on the scene, the township police officer spoke with Scott first and for safety purposes, and due to “Scott’s behavior,” at the scene, he was patted down by the officer. The pat down revealed Scott had a pocket knife in his possession. The knife was turned over to Moors who was not aware of any alleged assault with the weapon when it was turned over to Scott’s mother.
Later that same morning township police were called just before 6 am by the uncle, and he reported the four year old had three puncture wounds and a scratch on her upper left thigh. The child was taken to a local medical facility for treatment by her uncle and father, the criminal complaint states.
Further investigation revealed Scott pulled off the side of the road because and engaged in a physical confrontation with his girlfriend, while the altercation was taking place, her daughter was sitting on her lap, as Scott, went to stab his girlfriend with a pocket knife he had, missing her, and puncturing the child’s leg, leaving three wounds, Police said.
Sources close to the extended family of Scott and girlfriend Janea Wiley said Bucks County Children & Youth, among other human service organizations are involved with the family currently.
Family members in recent months told Lower Bucks Source Scott and Wiley’s children are doing much better and are safe and sound living with family members.
In June Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Finley ordered a pre-sentencing report to be completed before penalties were to be imposed.