The 39-year-old suspect was wanted by police for allegedly violating his parole. The suspect’s parole agreement requires him to avoid alcohol and steer clear of the police. However, he was recently stopped by Newton police while driving and charged with a DWI/DUI offense.
According to officials, the suspect later agreed to turn himself in to the Newton Police Department for the parole violation. However, the suspect reportedly failed to show up at the police department.
Newton NJ police officers were dispatched to the suspect’s apartment on Spring Street in Newton New Jersey. Once inside the residence, the officers saw that the suspect was “intoxicated and visibly upset about the fact that he was going to be arrested.”
The suspect was also armed with a razor blade, which he reportedly used to slash himself.
Police officers tried to convince the suspect to put down the razor, but he refused. At some point, the suspect allegedly threatened to injure the police officers.
When the suspect reportedly picked up a knife, the officers took action and subdued him. The suspect was arrested and then transported to Newton Medical Center, where he got medical treatment for his injuries.
After being released from the hospital, the suspect was taken to the Sussex County Jail. He is being held at the facility on a $100,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Newton Man Cut Himself, Threatened to Injure Officers.”