FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was charged after he allegedly resisted arrest Thursday afternoon in Franklin Borough, according to Franklin Borough Chief Gregory M. Cugliari.
Thomas E. Lozier, 52, of Hamburg was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
At around 2:45 p.m., officers responded to a report a disorderly male, at Koz’s Korner, located on Rutherford Avenue. Once on scene, officers observed Lozier to be intoxicated and acting disorderly. He was causing a public nuisance and an annoyance to the public inside and outside of the establishment, Cugliari said.
As officers intervened and attempted to speak to Lozier, he allegedly became extremely aggressive engaging in fighting, threatening and violent behavior. He continued to shout offensive language and profanity, Cugliari said.
Lozier threatened Officers David Schneider and David MacQuesten with physical harm and death on multiple occasions. While Officers attempted to arrest Lozier, he became combative and made efforts to avoid being arrested, Cugliari said.
Lozier was not injured during the arrest however was transported to Newton Medical Center for evaluation by Saint Clair’s Emergency Medical Service, Cugliari said.
Lozier was released pending a court appearance.