Lodi NJ Man Accused of Assaulting Police Officer, Throwing Knife at Woman
A Lodi NJ man has been accused of breaking into an apartment, assaulting a woman, and attacking a local police officer.
According to Lodi authorities, the female victim returned to her home on Union Street and discovered the suspect sitting on a couch. The suspect was reportedly holding a knife and positioned his body in a threatening manner.
The woman and the 31-year-old suspect got into a verbal argument, which ended when the suspect allegedly threw the knife at the woman. Thankfully, the victim was not injured during the incident.
Lodi NJ police officers were called to the scene a short time later. When officers arrived at the apartment, they found the suspect sitting outside the apartment complex.
The suspect allegedly began to approach one of the police officers. According to police at the scene, the suspect had his hands in his pockets and refused orders to remove them.
When one of the police officers reportedly noticed a knife in the suspect’s pocket, police engaged the suspect and attempted to disarm him. During the struggle, the suspect allegedly punched an officer in the face.
The suspect has been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including burglary, criminal trespassing, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and resisting arrest.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $50,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Threw Knife at Woman, Punched Cop, Authorities Say.”