Englewood NJ Resident Charged with Vicious Assault on Wife

An Englewood father of two was arrested and charged with aggravated assault stemming from a domestic violence incident. When officers arrived on scene they discovered the defendant attempting to flee the scene, while his wife, the victim of the alleged assault, stayed hidden in a neighbors apartment. The initial reports indicate that the victim suffered serious facial injuries from the alleged attack. The victim claims that the defendant not only punched her with a closed fist but also strangled her with a power cord from their apartment, threatened her with a kitchen knife and even attempted to duct tape her mouth shut. To make matters worse, the alleged act occurred in front of their three children.

Englewood New Jersey police officers have stated that the victim was eventually able to avoid the defendants attack long enough to gather one of their kids and escape to the neighbors apartment where she was finally able to seek help. As a result, the defendant was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the second degree, criminal restraint, terroristic threats in the third degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree.  The defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $200,000 cash only bail.

The Defendant is facing three second degree charges. A second degree offense is punishable by up to ten years in a New Jersey State Prison. In addition, the defendant is also facing three third degree felonies as well, which are punishable by up to five years in a New Jersey State Prison each. Therefore, the defendant is facing up to forty-five years in a New Jersey State Prison as a result of the alleged assault on his wife. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. On staff we have over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience on staff. If you have been charged with criminal restraint, terroristic threats, stalking, unlawful possession of a weapon or possession of cocaine, you should seek an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If you have any questions about the criminal law system please contact any one of our Bergen County offices for a free initial consultation with one of our eight criminal defense attorneys on staff.