Byram NJ Teen Arrested for Allegedly Striking Group Home Worker
Police in Byram New Jersey arrested a teenager who allegedly assaulted a staff member at a group home.
The violent incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday at a group home for troubled youth. The home is located on Waterloo Road in Byram, NJ. The suspect is an 18-year-old who lives at the facility, while the victim is a female staff member there.
According to law enforcement, the suspect became angry at the female worker and hit her in the face. He then allegedly went outside, used a rock to cause significant damage to the victim’s car, and fled the scene on foot.
Byram cops eventually tracked down the suspect in the parking lot of a business located near the residence. The police officers detained the suspect and ultimately decided to place him under arrest.
The suspect has been charged with numerous crimes, including simple assault, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. Since the suspect is 18 years of age, he faces adult charges, not juvenile charges.
After being arrested and processed at Byram NJ police headquarters, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He has a pending court date in Byram Municipal Court.
For more information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Byram Cops: Teen Hit Woman, Damaged Car.”