Wayne NJ police arrested three more individuals in connection with the violent assault of a person at a motel.
The brutal attack was committed at the Wayne Motor Inn, a local motel located along Route 23 in Wayne, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the suspects were part of a group that assaulted the victim with a baseball bat. The suspects reportedly waited for the victim to arrive at the Wayne NJ motel and then struck him in the head and the face. After the assault, the suspects allegedly stole money and jewelry from the victim.
Someone who was with the victim when the robbery and assault went down dialed 911 and notified the Wayne Police Department. Emergency medical responders soon arrived at the scene and transported the victim to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Doctors at the hospital provided medical treatment for a head wound.
Not long after the attack, a Wayne police officer saw one of the suspects, a 24-year-old Wanaque man. The officer arrested the suspect without incident.
Now another three suspects – two males and one female – have been placed under arrest.
The male suspects include an 18-year-old who lives in Pompton Lakes NJ and another 18-year-old who resides in Haskell NJ. The female suspect is a 19-year-old who is from Oak Ridge, New Jersey.
All three suspects face numerous criminal charges, including aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 stipulates that anyone who uses a deadly weapon, like a handgun, a knife, or a baseball bat, while committing a theft can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. A conviction on first degree armed robbery charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Moreover, since violent crimes such as armed robbery are covered under the New Jersey No Early Release Act (NERA), a person who is convicted of this crime would have to serve a minimum of 85 percent of their prison sentence before they would be eligible for parole.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “3 More Suspects Charged in Robbery and Baseball-Bat Attack at Wayne Motel.”