Brooklawn police received a report of a disturbance at Joe’s 300 Lounge at Westbrook Lanes bowling alley. When police officers arrived at the scene, they saw the 27-year-old suspect.
According to police, the suspect was intoxicated and reluctant to leave the building.
When police determined that the suspect’s level of intoxication required medical attention, they called an ambulance to the scene. However, the suspect allegedly became belligerent and difficult to deal with once he was inside the ambulance. The suspect reportedly attacked an EMT in the back of the ambulance.
Police officers attempted to subdue the suspect and take him into custody. According to police, the suspect resisted the officers’ attempts to place him under arrest.
Police eventually got things under control and arrested the suspect. Thankfully, no police officers or EMS workers were injured.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of aggravated assault, he could be subject to serious penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), aggravated assault can be classified as a second degree felony, third degree felony, or fourth degree felony. Even if the suspect is only convicted of fourth degree aggravated assault, he could potentially be sentenced to up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was transported to Camden County Correctional Facility. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Brooklawn Man at Bowling Alley Bar Attacks Medical Worker, Police Say.”