Lodi NJ Police Arrest 68-Year-Old Woman, Charge Her with Aggravated Assault for Allegedly Stabbing Man
According to police, the elderly suspect stabbed the male victim in the hand. Afterwards, the suspect allegedly went into a bathroom at the residence and locked the door. The suspect reportedly stayed inside the bathroom until police officers arrived at the scene.
Police said that the suspect did not just stab the victim; she also allegedly threatened to kill the victim.
As soon as police officers arrived at the scene, the victim came out of the bathroom. At that point, the officers placed her under arrest.
The victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for the injuries to his arm.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was charged with a number of criminal offenses. The most serious charge is aggravated assault. Additionally, the suspect has been charged with multiple weapons offenses because she allegedly used a knife during the assault.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious aggravated assault charges, she could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12:1b, aggravated assault can potentially be classified as a second degree felony or a third degree felony. A conviction on second degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 5–10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was set to be taken to the Bergen County Jail. However, the suspect posted $30,000 bail and was released from police custody with a pending court date.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Woman, 68, Stabbed Man, Hid in Bathroom, Cops Say.”