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Hackettstown man charged with assaulting police officer

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man is facing several charges including assaulting a police officer in Hackettstown.

On July 22, at around 6:45 p.m., a Hackettstown police officer was in the area of Main Street and Grand Avenue, when the officer heard yelling coming from a vehicle that was stopped in traffic, police said.

The officer approached the vehicle to check on the occupants and at that time, Ronald D. Mulford, 49, of Hackettstown, NJ exited the vehicle and aggressively approached the officer, engaging in a physical dispute, police said.

The officer suffered injuries to his forearms and left elbow, police said.

Mulford was charged with third-degree aggravated assault on law enforcement, disorderly persons offense simple assault, and petty disorderly persons offense disorderly conduct. He was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Center pending a court appearance.

The third-degree offense carries a maximum penalty of five years in New Jersey State Prison, disorderly persons offense carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in county jail, and the petty disorderly persons offense carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in county jail.

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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