HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A father and son are facing multiple charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, according to police.
On Saturday, May 11 at around 11:59 p.m., police responded to the 100 block of Valentine St in reference to a dispute. When the officer arrived on scene, the officer spoke with Ronald Mulford, 47, in reference to the dispute, police said.
While the officer was talking to Mulford, numerous individuals came outside from the residence and began to yell. Ronald Mulford III, 24, Mulford’s son, then came out of the house and aggressively came towards the officer. Mulford III allegedly pushed and grabbed the officers outer vest and uniform, police said.
The officers were able to gain control of Mulford III and he was then handcuffed. While the officers were attempting to arrest him, his father was refusing to listen to the Independence Township police officer’s instructions and he was then arrested. He then allegedly spat on the officer’s right leg, police said.
Mulford III was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and failure to allow fingerprinting.
Mulford was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (throwing bodily fluid), obstruction, disorderly conduct and failure to allow fingerprinting.
Assisting at the scene was the Mansfield Township Police Department and the Independence Township Police Department.
Both were lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.