According to Camden County prosecutors, the suspects attacked four people at the Halloween gathering. Police said that the suspects were not provoked prior to the violent incident.
The Halloween party was held at a residence located on Horseshore Drive in Voorhees Township, NJ. The two suspects are both from Delran Township, NJ. They reportedly arrived at the party with a group of men in their 20s.
At some point after arriving, the suspects were asked to leave the party. Roughly an hour later, the suspects’ friends left the home; however, the suspects reportedly remained at the party.
A short time later, the suspects allegedly began to punch guests without any provocation.
The victims included a 20-year-old man from Voorhees, a 20-year-old woman from Voorhees, a 19-year-old from Berlin NJ, and a 17-year-old from Gibbsboro NJ. All of the victims required medical treatment at a local hospital.
Camden County police were able to identify and locate the suspects after eyewitnesses provided detailed descriptions of the attackers.
One of the suspects surrendered to authorities approximately one week after the incident. The other suspect was placed under arrest in Delanco, New Jersey.
The suspects face a number of criminal charges, including two counts of second degree aggravated assault, two counts of third degree aggravated assault, and one count of second degree conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.
If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of aggravated assault, they face severe penalties. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspects were remanded to the Camden County Jail. They were each being held at the jail in lieu of separate $100K bail amounts.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Halloween Party Crashers Attacked Teens, Authorities Say.”