PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was arrested Friday after allegedly firing multiple rounds in a Phillipsburg neighborhood during an attempted assault earlier this week.
On June 6, James Goodwine, 18, of Phillipsburg and other individuals travelled to the vicinity of Ann Street near Allen Alley in an attempt to assault a resident, authorities said.
During the attempted assault, Goodwine illegally possessed a firearm that he then used to fire multiple rounds in a residential area, endangering not only his intended target but numerous residents, including children who were in the area, authorities said.
Goodwine was arrested at his residence and charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree attempted aggravated assault, and second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.
Goodwine is being held at the Warren County Correctional Center pending a detention motion, authorities said.
The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Pohatcong Township Police Department, Greenwich Township Police Department, Lopatcong Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Easton Police Department, and the United States Marshall Service Fugitive Task Force assisted the Phillipsburg Police Department with the investigation.