Lodi NJ Man Charged with Aggravated Assault, Allegedly Struck Police Officer
Lodi NJ police recently arrested a local man accused of burglarizing an apartment, assaulting a woman, and striking a police officer.
According to officials, the female victim entered her Union Street residence and saw the suspect sitting on a couch inside the apartment. The suspect was allegedly brandishing a large knife while he sat on the couch. He also reportedly appeared to be positioning his body in a threatening manner.
The woman and the 31-year-old suspect reportedly got into an argument that became physical. At one point, the suspect allegedly hurled the knife at the victim. Thankfully, the victim was not injured as a result of the incident.
The victim contacted the Lodi Police Department, which dispatched officers to the scene. When police officers arrived in the area, they saw the suspect seated outside the apartment building.
When officers got out of their vehicles, the suspect allegedly moved toward them. According to officials, the suspect had his hands in his pockets and refused orders to remove them.
One of the police officers reportedly noticed a knife in the suspect’s pocket, prompting police to move in on the suspect and try to disarm him. A struggle ensued, during which the suspect allegedly hit one of the officers in the face.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with several crimes, including burglary, criminal trespassing, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and resisting arrest.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $50K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Man Threw Knife at Woman, Punched Cop, Authorities Say.”