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Warren County man accused of punching, biting police officer, assaulting group home worker

LOPATCONG TOWSNHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man was charged after he allegedly assaulted a group home worker and a police officer in Lopatcong Township.

On June 12, at around 9:00 a.m., police responded to the Alternatives Group Home, located on the 100 Block of South Seventh Street, for a report of a disruptive client. The client, later identified as Wilfredo Colon, 25, of Lopatcong Township, had assaulted a worker at the group home, authorities said.

Officers arrived on scene and found Colon locked in his bedroom and police were unsuccessful in convincing him to leave, authorities said.

Officers eventually gained access to the bedroom and began to escort Colon out of the residence. While being escorted, Colon assaulted an officer by punching him in the face and biting his hand, authorities said.

Colon was taken into custody and charged with third-degree aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, simple assault, and disorderly conduct. He was released pending a court appearance.

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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