Forked River Man Charged With Assaulting Police Sergeant

Lacey police recently arrested a Forked River man for aggravated assault on a police officer after they responded to a criminal restraint call on Surrey Court, Police Chief David A. Paprota said.

Officers responded to the call at 3:04 p.m. on June 1 at the home in the Pheasant Run development for a dispute involving possible criminal restraint. Sgt. Paul Sullivan located the suspect, John O'Neill, 26, and informed him that he was under arrest, the chief said.

O'Neill fled the area on foot when he was informed he was under arrest. Sullivan and Officer Daniel Ricciardella were able to apprehend him. O'Neill resisted arrest and assaulted Sullivan, who received minor injuries.i Paprota said.

O’Neill was handcuffed and then transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. He was charged with criminal restraint, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, the chief said.

O’Neill was taken to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, in lieu of $25,000 bail, Paprota said.

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