PHOTO: A 14 year old boy was charged today after pulling a knife on a 10 year old girl, TLS has learned. At about 3:45 PM today, Officer Sean Ward was dispatched to Woodlake Manor Dr. To investigate the report of a 14 year old male that threatened a 10 year girl with a knife.
Upon arrival, he was advised by the victim’s mother that when her daughter got off the bus, the 14 year old neighborhood boy was at the bus stop. The suspect pulled out a knife, grabbed the little girl and put the knife against her side, says Staffordsmith.
“She was able to free herself and ran home to tell her mother about the incident.” says Staffordsmith.
Other witnesses advised Officer Ward and well as Officer Sean Doyle, who was now on scene, that the suspect was still around the corner.
The Officers proceeded around the corner when they observed the suspect among a group of people. As the Officers approached, he started to walk away from the group. After advising him several times to stop, he fled on foot and on to the neighboring golf course.
Officer Doyle pursued on foot, as Officer Ward returned to his car to try and head him off on the other side.
As Officer Doyle entered the golf course, he was able to locate a golf cart and continued the pursuit.
The suspect was then quickly apprehended.
The fourteen year old was charged with Obstruction, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose and Aggravated Assault on Juvenile. He was later transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Toms River. [TLS]
(Photo of police transporting the suspect to Police HQ)