Authorities Arrest Newton NJ Shooting Suspect at Mexican-American Border
The main suspect in a shooting in Newton NJ was arrested by U.S. Customs officials.
Earlier this year, in a town near the Mexican-American border, Karl Friday was apprehended after being found on a Greyhound bus. At a Sierra Blanca TX checkpoint, U.S. Customs officials took Mr. Friday into custody. In recent years, the checkpoint has been the site of several major drug arrests, including arrests of Willie Nelson, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple, and Arnie Hammer.
Two (2) weeks prior to being caught at the checkpoint, Mr. Friday allegedly shot a man in Newton, New Jersey. According to prosecutors, Mr. Friday broke into the victim’s home and shot him.
Authorities believe that Mr. Friday was driven from the scene of the alleged crime by Leanne Dawes, a 27-year-old Denville NJ woman. Ms. Dawes has been charged with third degree hindering apprehension for her alleged involvement.
Last week, Mr. Friday was indicted on multiple charges, including first degree attempted murder, aggravated assault with an assault rifle, unlawful possession of a firearm, and second degree aggravated assault.
While awaiting his arraignment, Mr. Friday was housed at the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $750,000.00 bail. During this time at the county jail, Mr. Friday allegedly punched a sheriff’s officer in the face. As a result of this incident, Mr. Friday has also been charged with third degree aggravated assault.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Morris Man Nabbed Near Border Indicted in Shooting of Newton Man.”