Police recently apprehended a man who allegedly assaulted a Newark woman in Montclair, NJ.
The incident reportedly happened in July. According to law enforcement, the 37-year-old suspect first met the 41-year-old victim in Newark, New Jersey. The suspect is from Belleville, NJ.
After connecting in Newark, the suspect and the victim reportedly went to Montclair. At some point, the suspect reportedly brandished an “unknown cutting weapon” to attack the victim. The assault allegedly took place at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and High Street in Montclair, New Jersey.
Officials said that the victim sustained “severe lacerations” to the back and neck during the assault.
The Newark Police Department and the Montclair Police Department conducted a joint investigation into the assault. Investigators eventually linked the suspect to the attack. He was finally arrested in September.
The suspect faces charges for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
If the suspect is convicted of aggravated assault, he could be in store for severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon like a gun or knife is a second degree felony. A conviction on second degree aggravated assault charges could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail on a $300,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Arrested in Montclair Stabbing Attack, Police Say.”