Boonton Township police arrested a Wharton NJ woman who allegedly assaulted a man with a knife.
Police were called to a private residence in Boonton after they received a report of an assault. Police officers arrived at the scene and quickly assessed the situation. They spoke with the 26-year-old suspect and checked on the victim.
After an investigation, officers determined that the victim was an acquaintance of the suspect. Authorities believe that the victim was injured while he attempted to disarm the suspect and get the knife away from her.
Following the investigation, officers placed the suspect under arrest and charged her with simple assault.
In New Jersey, simple assault offenses are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a). The statute classifies simple assault as a disorderly persons offense. This means that the suspect in this case will likely avoid the most serious penalties that typically accompany a felony-level aggravated assault charge. Instead, she will be subject to a sentence of up to six months in the county jail and a $1,000 fine if she is convicted.
Sometime after she was taken into custody, the suspect was released and ordered to return to Boonton Township Municipal Court for a scheduled court date.
To learn more about this incident, read the NJ.com article entitled “Wharton Woman Assaulted Man with a Knife, Cops Say.”
If you are facing simple assault or aggravated assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.