MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Morris County residents were arrested on Monday and face charges in Mount Olive Township.
Anthony K. Porter, 26, of Netcong was charged with criminal mischief and providing false information to law enforcement.
Conchetta M. Arnott, 21, of Netcong was charged with hindering own apprehension.
On Dec. 21, an officer responded to police headquarters to meet with a man and woman in the lobby who wanted to report an assault. The victims reported that at around 11:42 p.m., they entered Walmart and the man was confronted by two men that he was not acquainted with, police said.
The two men assaulted the male victim by allegedly punching him in the head and face. After a brief altercation the two men left the store. A short time later as the victims left Walmart and returned to their vehicle, they were again approached by the same two men, police said.
As the victims entered their vehicle and drove away, the men allegedly struck the vehicle with a stick that was described as a hockey or lacrosse stick, damaging the vehicle, police said.
Through the course of the investigation it was determined that a third individual, identified as Arnott, was also involved in the incident, and drove the vehicle that the two men were in. Arnott was reported to be living in Netcong, police said.
On Jan. 7, Mount Olive police were informed by Netcong police that the vehicle in question was at a residence in Netcong, police said.
Mount Olive police responded to the residence and took Arnott into custody. A short time later, police located one of the men, who was identified as Porter, walking in the area of Arnott’s residence. Porter was also placed under arrest, and brought into police headquarters, police said.
Both were released pending a court hearing.