Rockaway Township NJ Police Arrest Four Men in Connection with Theft and Assault
When Rockaway Township police officers responded to a report about a theft at a hotel, they found a victim with a broken arm. After investigating the incident, police arrested four (4) men who had allegedly taken $200.00 from the victim.
Police charged 18-year-old Bronx resident Jerry A. Gomez with aggravated assault, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of drug paraphernalia, and underage alcohol possession. Police also charged 19-year-old Budd Lake resident Luciano F. Konrath with theft, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of drug paraphernalia, and underage alcohol possession.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1. The statute stipulates that a person is guilty of second degree aggravated assault if he attempts to cause bodily injury to another person while using a deadly weapon. If it is determined that the attack in this case involved a deadly weapon, Mr. Gomez could be charged with second degree aggravated assault, subjecting him to a possible sentence of ten (10) years in state prison.
After being arrested, Mr. Gomez was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility, where he was being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. Mr. Konrath was released from custody with a court date.
Because two (2) of the suspects in the case are juveniles, they were simply charged with curfew violations before being turned over to their parents.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Four Arrested After Theft, Assault That Broke Woman’s Arm in Rockaway, Police Say.“