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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. 

Ryan Pierson September 22, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Thier are frequent urine test and and if there are any actions that raise a red flag as far as mental stabilty it is looked into. This is not an everyday occurence. I don't care what department you work for big or small, hick town or city. Put yourself on the shoes of a cop who has to go to a house at 2am and tell the parents of a 17 year old that their son just got killed in a car accident. Go to an accident scene where a 12 year old girl on her bike got hit and killed. Go on a well fare check to find someone you know very well hanging in their bed room. Pull your weapon not knowing what the outcome will be. Leave you house for work every day and wonder if its your last. These are all stress inducing incidents. You have no clue of the inner workings of this job or what it entails. It's easy to sit back and criticise when the worst thing that can happen to you at work is a paper cut. You are shallow minded and do not see the big picture. Pray for his family instead of trash talking about something you have no clue about. One day, something will happen in your life and you will understand. Don't get me wrong, I wish something like this on no one, but karma is a bitch.
Carl Engeb September 22, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Actually no, I probably DRIVE more dangerous places on the roads than any local sville cop I drive more miles also, everyday, everyday. on all the over loaded roads, never knowing when some dope decides to do something stupid. . Also be a cop in NYC, deal with people, and hundreds at a time, not knowing which one is nuts or normal. surrounded by mass of people everywhere. Robbinsville is hardly a high stress environment, wake up. And my job is much more dangerous than any local cop. The stuff I work on, maims, injures and kills, if I f up! Karma is a bitch, you make comments without knowing anything, see. And the most dangerous job is deep sea fishing, not driving around in an air conditioned car all day, deciding what car you want to pick off as the mood strikes. Be a cop in Trenton, where they are all nuts that live in that hell hole, or Philly, like NYC, never knowing what is in the door ways. Be a cop in NYC subway! Where you need to keep things under control, and not escalate into a riot. Robbinsville, rough times for sure, wow, are you deluded or what. Robbinsville is hardly rough. Are you brainwashed or what. This guy is a nut, simple. It didn't happen over night. And EVERYBODY leaves for work, and nobody ever knows when it's the last day, why are cops any thing different, man are you a kook!
Ryan Pierson September 22, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Your obviously a feable minded moron who has no clue of anything. Live your life through your tunnel vision. The next time your in danger please don't call the police, you have all the answers and small town cops are worthless anyway. No more wasting my time with you.
Carl Engeb September 22, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Obviously and yes in all my years there has been no need, it's worked out well over the last several decades. Why do so many people need police intervention in their lives, it's unnatural.
Ryan Pierson September 22, 2012 at 08:23 PM
The village called......

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