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Intoxicated man accused of assaulting 4 people outside Newton liquor store

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted three women and a man outside a Newton Liquor store Saturday evening, according to Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn.

Vincent Scardino Jr, 49, of Andover Township was charged with four counts of simple assault, disorderly conduct, and having an open container.

On June 8 at 5:09 p.m., police reposnded to the area of Spring Liquors for a reported fight outside the business, Osborn said.

Upon the officers arrival, they observed a man, who was later identified as Scardino Jr, to be highly intoxicated, Osborn said.

Subsequent police investigation revealed that while in his alleged “intoxicated state”, Scardino had assaulted three women and a man, some of whom were complaining of minor injuries, Osborn said.

All four victims indicated that they were physically assaulted by Scardino after he had been yelling derogatory names at the women and making inappropriate statements towards them.  None of the victims were familiar with Scardino, Osborn said.  

As a result, the victims were treated at the scene by the Newton First Aid Squad and all declined to be transported to the Newton Medical Center for further treatment, Osborn said.

Scardino was taken into custody and an open container of rum was located inside his bag.  He was released with a mandatory court appearance in Newton Municipal Court on June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Newton 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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