A Lodi New Jersey man allegedly burglarized an apartment, assaulted a woman, and attacked a police officer.
According to Lodi NJ law enforcement, the female victim returned to her home on Union Street and encountered the suspect sitting on a couch inside the residence. The suspect was allegedly holding a knife as he sat on the couch. He also reportedly positioned his body in a threatening manner.
The woman and the 31-year-old suspect began to argue. The verbal altercation turned violent when the suspect allegedly threw the knife at the victim. Thankfully, the victim was unhurt.
Lodi police officers were dispatched to the scene a short time later. When police officers arrived at the residence, they discovered the suspect sitting outside the apartment building.
The suspect allegedly started to walk toward one of the police officers. According to police at the scene, the suspect refused to remove his hands from his pockets as he moved closer to the officer.
When one of the police officers allegedly spotted a knife in the suspect’s pocket, police engaged the suspect and tried to disarm him. During the ensuing struggle, the suspect reportedly struck an officer in the face.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with multiple criminal offenses, including burglary, criminal trespassing, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and resisting arrest.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $50K bail amount.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Threw Knife at Woman, Punched Cop, Authorities Say.”