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Budd Lake man assaulted girlfriend, refused to let her leave

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Mansfield Township police said a Budd Lake man assaulted his girlfriend and refused to allow her to leave a motel room.

On March 29, at 5:06 a.m., township police responded to the Mansfield Motel, located at 689 Route 57,on the report of domestic violence, police said.

The victim told police she returned to the room and her 22-year-old boyfriend, whose name was not released, grabbed her by the wrists and threatened to break them and punch her in the face. He took her phone and car keys to prevent her from leaving, police said.

She managed to leave the room and he threw her over his shoulder and carried her back into the room. He then picked up a large knife and she managed to get it away from him and throw it outside where it was later recovered by police, authorities said.

The victim advised police he had also texted her over 100 times and called her 38 times prior to arriving back at the motel that evening, police said.

The man was arrested and charged with simple assault, harassment, terroristic threats, false imprisonment, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to have weapons. He was lodged in the Warren County Jail pending a court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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