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Sussex County man charged in Tuesday axe assault

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County)A Sussex County man is accused of assaulting another man with an tomahawk axe.

On Dec. 29, at around 8:41 p.m., police responded to the Adams Street Parking Lot for a report of an individual being assaulted by a man who was swinging a tomahawk axe, police said.

The police Investigation revealed that Robert Cibula, 32, of Andover Township had first approached the victim, wielding a knife, and making threats, police said.

After the victim ran from the area, he returned a short time later and was again approached by Cibula, who now produced a tomahawk axe, which he swung at him, causing an injury to his hand, police said.

Cibula was taken into custody and charged with second-degree aggravated assault, two counts of third-degree terroristic threats, two counts of fourth-degree possession of weapon unlawful, and two counts of third-degree possession of unlawful weapon.

Cibula was transported to Newton Medical Center and released per the Criminal Justice Reform Act, police said.

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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