A woman was arrested in Parsippany NJ after allegedly assaulting another person with a beer bottle.
Police were called to the scene of a “disturbance” in the parking lot of the Main Event Bar in Lake Hiawatha. According to police, the disturbance turned violent when the 48-year-old suspect hit the 38-year-old victim in the face with a glass beer bottle.
Police believe that the argument started as a verbal dispute but quickly escalated to the more violent altercation. When officers interviewed bar patrons at the scene, they determined that the suspect was the one who instigated the fight.
The victim was treated for injuries to her face and eye shortly after police arrived at the scene. Meanwhile, the suspect reportedly refused medical treatment.
Early reports indicate that the suspect is a local from Parsippany, while the victim resides in Rockaway Township.
If the suspect is convicted of aggravated assault, she could face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1), aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily may be classified as a second degree felony. This means that the suspect can potentially be sentenced to 5–10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this incident, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Parsippany Woman Struck Rockaway Woman in Face with Beer Bottle, Cops Say.”
If you are facing aggravated assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.