The incident occurred at the victim’s home in Pine Brook, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the 51-year-old suspect got into some sort of altercation with the victim. At this time, it is unclear what prompted the dispute; however, police believe it may have stemmed from a possible theft attempt.
Authorities said that the verbal altercation got physical and culminated in the suspect threatening the victim with a handgun, a stun gun, and a knife. Montville NJ police said that the suspect then held the victim captive.
Police were called to the scene and eventually managed to subdue the suspect. The suspect, who is from Geneva NY, was placed under arrest.
Police officers reportedly seized multiple weapons, including a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the aggravated assault charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon can be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Montville Man Held at Gunpoint in His Home, Report Says.”