According to law enforcement, the Carlstadt Police Department got a 911 call about a domestic dispute at the EconoLodge hotel on Washington Avenue in Carlstadt, NJ. The emergency call was placed by the desk manager of the hotel.
The fight reportedly left the suspect’s girlfriend with significant physical injuries, including several bruises and bloody cuts. When Carlstadt NJ cops arrived at the hotel, they found the victim suffering from serious pain as a result of the assault.
The victim told Carlstadt police officers that the suspect bit her on her face and punched her on the side of her head.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the simple assault charges, he would be in store for severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a), simple assault is considered a disorderly persons offense. A conviction on simple assault charges could result in a sentence of up to six months in the county jail.
Beyond that, depending on the circumstances of the altercation and whether the assault is classified as a domestic violence incident, a court could also impose a restraining order against the suspect.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $1,000 bond.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man Arrested after Bloody Hotel Room Fight with Girlfriend, Cops Say.”