A Lincoln Park, NJ man was arrested after he allegedly used a knife to threaten a number of people at an apartment complex.
Lincoln Park, NJ police officers responded to a report of a man dangerously wielding a knife at a residence on George Cobb Lane. The individual who called 911 told dispatchers that they were being chased by a man with a knife.
The 911 caller gave officers a description of the man with the knife. Officers used this information to identify and later arrest the 24-year-old suspect.
According to police, the suspect was “highly intoxicated” when he was arrested. Police also said that the suspect vandalized a vehicle at the apartment complex.
In New Jersey, simple assault is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12:1(a). The statute classifies simple assault as a disorderly persons offense. If the suspect in this case is convicted of simple assault, he could be face up to six months in the county jail. Additionally, he could be subject to a fine of up to $1,000.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Police: Man Chased 911 Caller with a Knife in Lincoln Park.“
If you are facing simple assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.