Robbinsville Police Officer Charged with Assaulting Mother and Son
A Robbinsville Police Officer allegedly knocked a disabled woman from her wheelchair.
An on-duty Robbinsville police officer remains in custody after he assaulted a disabled woman and her child Monday night.
Sgt. Mark Lee, an 18-year department veteran, broke into an apartment at Project Freedom, a home for the disabled on Hutchinson Road, according to NJ.com
Lee initially attacked the mother and child in the apartment's bathroom, according to The Trentonian.com.
The Trentonian reported that with the help of a home health aide, the two escaped to the master bedroom.
NJ.com reported Lee then broke into the bedroom and allegedly knocked the woman from her wheelchair before assaulting her 4-year-old son. The grandfather of the young boy, also wheelchair-bound, said Lee then stripped off his uniform and gun, and attempted to jump out of a window.
Fellow officers responded to a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. of a woman being choked and found Lee sitting on the couch, according to The Trentonian.com.
After his arrest, Lee allegedly kicked out the back window of a police car and escaped. After a struggle, he was taken back into custody, according to NJ.com sources.
Lee has been charged with official misconduct, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, five counts of aggravated assault upon a police officer and one count each of burglary, harassment and criminal mischief, according to the Trentonian.com.
NJ.com reported Lee was taken to the Crisis Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and has been suspended from the police department without pay.
The woman and child are in an undisclosed hospital and are expected to recover, according to an NJ.com source.