New Jersey State Police recently arrested a suspect accused of violently beating and robbing a man in Victory Gardens, New Jersey.
Police received a report of an assault on a street in Victory Gardens. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw the victim. According to the victim, three men approached him while he was walking on the street; the men allegedly attacked him with a bat or wooden pole.
After the attack, the suspects allegedly stole cash and other undisclosed items from the victim.
Police investigated the incident and eventually identified a 22-year-old Dover NJ man as one of the suspects.
The suspect was located at his home in Dover, New Jersey. Police went to the suspect’s residence and placed him under arrest without incident.
The suspect has been charged with numerous criminal offenses, including aggravated assault, simple assault, and robbery. The suspect also faces charges for multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the aggravated assault charges, he could face serious penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b) classifies aggravated assault as a second degree, third degree, or fourth degree felony. A conviction for aggravated assault would likely result in a lengthy sentence in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. The suspect is being held at the jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Police are still searching for the two other suspects in the case. At this time, authorities have not released descriptions of the suspects.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Beaten, Robbed in Victory Gardens, Police Say.”