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Warren County burglar arrested after entering home then attacks child

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) –  A Phillipsburg man was arrested after he entered a home and then attacked a child in a bedroom Friday in Phillipsburg, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

Cashmere Holmes, 27, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 23 and charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal restraint, third-degree terroristic threats, and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Pfeiffer said.

The complaints allege that Holmes unlawfully entered the victim’s Phillipsburg residence and then entered the bedroom, held the victim’s hands down and applied pressure to the victim’s back, which prevented the victim from moving, Pfeiffer said.

Holmes stated “go to heaven” and subsequently threw the victim from the bed onto the floor. He then fled the residence which was captured on a surveillance camera, Pfeiffer said.

The victim, who is a child, was unknown to Holmes, Pfeiffer said.

Holmes remains lodged at Warren County Correctional Center. His first appearance is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 28, at 9:00 a.m.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, along with the Phillipsburg  Police Department and the Warren County Regional Crime Scene Unit conducted the investigation.

Jay Edwards

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