Madison, NJ police placed three men under arrest after one of them was injured in a brawl.
Madison police officers responded to a report of a fight on Brittin Street in Madison, NJ. When the officers arrived at the scene, they encountered the three men engaged in an altercation.
Officers moved to stop the fight and arrested the three men. One of the alleged combatants was from Florham Park, while the other two suspects hailed from Madison.
Police said that one of the men had been hit with a hammer during the fight, necessitating that he be taken to the hospital for treatment.
After being arrested, all three men were charged with various offenses. One of the men was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, while the other two suspects were charged with simple assault.
In New Jersey, assault charges can have serious consequences. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), assault with a deadly weapon can be classified as third degree aggravated assault. If any of the suspects in this case are convicted of third degree aggravated assault, they could be sentenced to up to five years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more about this incident, read the NJ.com article entitled “One Reportedly Injured by Hammer in Madison Fight, Say Police.“