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. 

Chief Wahoo September 19, 2012 at 07:16 PM
he needs a larger pension
Carl Engeb September 20, 2012 at 01:27 AM
another Jersey HERO! State sanctioned armed thug. How low are the standards to be a cop in Jersey. It's endless what these douchebags do. OBEY, but I can do anything! If this peckerhead doesn't get jail and hefty fine, we know the system is a fraud.
Carl Engeb September 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM
check for DRUGS! ROID RAGE, it's an epidemic.
Oksana Bodnar September 20, 2012 at 01:11 PM
They (Police dprtmnt) should be re-evaluated each year to determine their capability to performs their duties as police officers.
Blueline September 20, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Carl, you are the TRUE peckerhead here. Another typical douche bag who has no ability to use his mind and just jumps to conclusions. Does this unprovoked act by the officer to a person he didn't even know make any sense to you. Please wait to learn the "true cause" of this. Even though your simple mind will probably not find it a valid excuse, those with even an inkling of brain power will be understanding and hoping for the best for EVERYONE involved in this case. Oh, and FYI, the system DID work in this case and it WILL work for all involved. You just may not like how it works.
SHSB September 20, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I don't know if this officer had any military service record, but I have to wonder if he suffered from PTSD. Regardless, I can't even imagine the terror that family went through. My heart goes out to them.
Sanriobaby September 20, 2012 at 08:09 PM
That poor family, I can only imagine the terror and confusion they must be going through. Thankfully, that crazed officer was taken into custody. I wonder what triggered his attack b/c it seemed so random, drugs, PTSD, a complete mental breakdown? It's a miricle that no one got shot. Whatever it was, he should get some help BUT he should also go to jail for his crime.
Carl Engeb September 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM
It says he was a cop for 18 years, maybe RT130 PTSD? the guy is a nut simple, Steroids, makes em all nuts. Didn't you read how hundreds of Jersey cops where caught up in illegal ROIDS, the few hundred they caught, how many more are out there, armed and dangerous. To protect and Serve, that's always funny. so many nuts, sanctioned by the state, armed, with magic lights so they can drive as they want to also. Scaarey. Standards are extremely low in the last 20-30 years. So many are idiots.The few normal ones are over shadowed by the douche bags.
Carl Engeb September 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Carl Engeb September 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Of course he was just perfection for 18 years, blah blah blah, this of course had no previous inclinations, of course, blah blah blah. Under stress, blah blah blah. They will put him on medical disability, and call him a hero, great guy blah blah blah. He's a nut, and probably had other episodes that where covered up. These guys should be a cop in NYC or Philliy, or Trenton and actually have to deal with some,e really bizarre shit. Like keeping stuff from escalating, especially in NYC, where there are hundreds of people about everywhere. Never knowing what is coming at ya. It's tough driving a car up and down RT 130, at speeds higher than everyone else of course.
Ryan Pierson September 22, 2012 at 05:12 AM
I am a very close friend of Mark Lee. For all you shit talkers, karmas a bitch. He was not on drugs, steroids, alcohol doesn't smoke. If you had any common sense you would figure out that something went terribly wrong in his brain. I know the the diagnoses and it is a terrible thing for him and his family. Pray this never happens to you or someone dear to you. There were no "cover ups" and no warning. It's easy to hide behind a screen name, why don't you go to police headquarters and state your blah blah blah opinions in person.
Carl Engeb September 22, 2012 at 01:30 PM
If he flipped out on you you wouldn't be so apologetic, and "understanding" now would you? Armed and given authority, one would expect they are screened and tested regularly for mental capacity, and sanity. the state has armed them. hopefully a good lawyer gets retribution from the town, for what this nut put these people through. Do you think these people are gonna think guys in uniform are there to "protect and serve"...would certainly make me nervous. Of course there was never any indications, he was about to flip. Cops should all have mandatory routine drug screening. they are ARMED. Just regular folks at work, get it. How many more are ready to pop? When "regular" folk flip they are beasts, when cops do, they are over worked and under stress! Everybody is under some sort of stress these days. Cops have the ARMED distinction of being extremely dangerous when they flip. More screening, more test on a regular basis, to prevent this crap.
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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