Madison, NJ police arrested three men after one of them was injured in a fight involving a hammer.
Police officers responded to a report of a brawl on Brittin Street in Madison, NJ. When the officers arrived at the scene, they saw the altercation in progress.
Officers quickly moved to stop the fight. After bringing everything under control, the officers arrested three men. One of the alleged combatants was from Florham Park, while the other two suspects were from Madison.
According to authorities, one of the men was hit with a hammer during the fight. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
One of the suspects was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The other two suspects were charged with simple assault.
In New Jersey, assault charges are taken very seriously by prosecutors. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), assault with a deadly weapon can be classified as third degree aggravated assault. If any of the suspects in this case are convicted of third degree aggravated assault, they could face as many as five years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the three men were released pending later court appearances.
For more information about this incident, check out the NJ.com article entitled “One Reportedly Injured by Hammer in Madison Fight, Say Police.“
If you are facing assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.