FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Somerset County man accused of violently attacking his boss with a set of keys was indicted on attempted murder and other charges, according to acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.
Emeral Foster Jr. 51, of Hillsborough was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on Friday for first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and third-degree terroristic threats, Williams said.
The incident happened on Sunday, May 19 at a business on Old Turnpike Road in Tewksbury Township, police said.
When officers arrived, they found the owner of the business lying on the ground, bleeding from his head from multiple lacerations and stab wounds to his head. An employee was being restrained by a third party, police said.
Foster, whose an employee of the business, allegedly attacked his employer and began punching his employer with a set of keys between his fingers, police said.
The employer was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.
Foster remains in the Somerset County Jail.