Mount Olive, NJ police arrested a man for allegedly assaulting another person during a parking lot altercation.
According to police, the attacker and the victim were arguing about a parking lot space. When the argument escalated to a physical altercation, police were called and dispatched to the scene at the Eagle Rock apartment complex.
Police said that when officers showed up, they saw the 56-year-old victim injured and lying on the ground. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment and later released.
Meanwhile, the 54-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to Mount Olive police headquarters, where he was charged with aggravated assault.
Aggravated assault is a serious charge with severe consequences. In New Jersey, aggravated assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). Assuming that the charges against the suspect are not downgraded to simple assault, he will have to appear in Morris County Superior Court and face a potential felony conviction.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect’s bail was set at $5,000. He later posted bail and was released pending a court date.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Mount Olive Police: One Man Assaulted Another in Fight over Parking Spaces.“