Englewood NJ Man Allegedly Chokes, Slashes Son During Argument
Police arrested an Englewood NJ man for allegedly slashing his teenage son at their home.
52-year-old Sisa Butu, who also goes by the name James McDowell, has been accused of attacking his 16-year-old son. According to police, Mr. Butu had a heated argument with his son. During the altercation, Mr. Butu allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and choked the boy. Police said that the boy suffered a “significant cut” during the struggle.
Authorities did not learn of the incident until the next day, when the boy went to Englewood Hospital to be treated for injuries.
Englewood NJ police arrested Mr. Butu. The charges against him include third degree aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and weapons possession.
In New Jersey, the penalties for third degree aggravated assault are set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). In this case, Mr. Butu could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in NJ State Prison if he is convicted of third degree aggravated assault.
After being arrested, Mr. Butu was taken to an Englewood city jail. He was later released after posting $75,000 bail. While awaiting trial, Mr. Butu has been ordered to have no contact with his son. Additionally, the NJ Division of Child Protection & Permanency has been made aware of the incident.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Englewood Man Accused of Slashing Son, 16, During Argument.“