Boonton police received a call reporting an assault at a home. When officers got to the scene, they investigated and spoke with both the victim and the suspect. Sometime later, the officers determined that the suspect had allegedly assaulted the victim, a male acquaintance, with a knife.
According to a press release issued by the police department, the male victim was injured while trying to get the knife away from the suspect.
After the investigation, police arrested the suspect. She has been charged with simple assault.
Simple assault charges in New Jersey are classified as disorderly persons offenses. This means that the maximum penalty the suspect can receive on her assault charges would be six months in the county jail and a $1,000 fine.
After she was arrested, the suspect was released from custody with an order to appear in Boonton Township Municipal Court at a later date.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Wharton Woman Assaulted Man with a Knife, Cops Say.”