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Warren County man accused of attacking woman with hammer

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A 42-year-old man was charged Monday with a hammer-wielding attack on a woman in Hackettstown.

On Dec. 26, at around 2:46 p.m., police responded to the Douglas Blake Memorial Field, located at 140 Willow Grove Street, in reference to an assault.

Through a police investigation it was determined that a Mansfield Township man assaulted a 28-year-old female from Mansfield Township with a hammer and smashed both windows of the victim’s vehicle, police said.

The victim suffered significant facial injuries and was then flown to Morristown Medical Center, police said.

The male was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, simple assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief. He was then lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, police said.

“This was an isolated incident and there is no threat or danger to the public,” 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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