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Hackettstown police seek man wanted for assault on law enforcement – fugitive of the week

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Ronald D. Mulford III, 24, is wanted on a charge of assault on law enforcement that occurred in May of 2019, according to Hackettstown police.

Mulford failed to appear in court and the warrant was issued on Sept. 9, 2019.

The incident happened 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.

Mulford, whose last known address is 122 B Valentine St in Hackettstown, is described as white man, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 175 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about Mulford or his whereabouts is asked to call Hackettstown police at 908-852-3300.

(Photo: Ronald D. Mulford III/Courtesy Hackettstown Police Department)

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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