The violent incident reportedly took place at the victim’s residence in Pine Brook, NJ. According to authorities, the 51-year-old suspect was involved in a dispute with the victim. Based on the subsequent charges in the case, it is possible that the altercation stemmed from a theft attempt.
Law enforcement said that the verbal altercation became physical and led to the suspect threatening the victim with a handgun, a stun gun, and a knife. Montville New Jersey police said that the suspect then held the victim captive for a certain period of time.
Montville NJ police were called to the scene and eventually arrested the suspect, who is from Geneva, New York.
Police officers allegedly found multiple weapons, including a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol.
Additionally, the suspect was charged with a number of weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of hollow-point bullets.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of the most serious aggravated assault charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who causes bodily injury with a deadly weapon can face second degree assault charges. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $100,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Montville Man Held at Gunpoint in His Home, Report Says.”