Lodi NJ Man Faces Aggravated Assault Charges for Allegedly Striking Infant Child
Police in Lodi NJ recently arrested a local man who is believed to have hit his infant niece during an argument with the girl’s mother.
According to Lodi authorities, the 26-year-old suspect was involved in a domestic dispute with his sister at a residence on Pasadena Avenue in Lodi, NJ. The argument started out as a verbal altercation, but quickly escalated and eventually became physical.
At some point during the altercation, the suspect reportedly struck the young child. When the physical contact occurred, the suspect’s sister had the one-year-old child in her arms.
Lodi New Jersey police received a phone call about the incident. A short time later, police officers arrived at the residence and allegedly saw the suspect attempting to drive away in a car. The officers stopped the suspect’s vehicle, prompting him to exit the car and try to get away on foot.
A brief foot chase ensued, with police officers catching up to the suspect and apprehending him. The suspect was arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including aggravated assault, child cruelty, and eluding. Additionally, the suspect was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) because he allegedly started the ignition in his vehicle.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Man Struck Infant Niece, Cops Say.”