Beckley man arrested for alleged sexual assault involving a hatchet

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A Beckley man is facing multiple charges, including second degree sexual assault, for alleged crimes involving a hatchet against a woman.

Officers were called to an apartment in Beckley Wednesday, October 21, 2020 after a 911 hang up call. After officers arrived, the victim told them Zachary Senopole, 39, of Beckley, threatened to kill her with a hatchet in hand. The victim also stated Senopole forced her to perform sexual acts against her will.

Court documents stated Senopole admitted to investigators the knots found on the victim’s head after an alleged assault were from him.

Senopole was arrested on charges of second degree sexual assault, among others.

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