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Township of Hamilton Police
Thursday December 27th, 2018 :: 08:13 a.m. EST


Aggravated Assault - Arrest

On Tuesday December 25th 2018 at approximately 1907 hours, officers from The Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the Black Horse Pike in the area of Leipzig Avenue for an aggravated assault involving a NJ Transit bus driver.

Preliminary investigation revealed Mikal Scott (27) of Mays Landing, entered a NJ Transit bus and struck the driver in the mouth with a closed fist. The victim, a 34/M, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona.

Ofc. Pahang located Scott on Forest Lane a short time later. Scott failed to comply with Ofc. Pahang's commands and struck the officer twice in the head with his fists. Scott continued to resist arrest and fled the scene on foot. He was later located at his residence and taken into custody without further incident.

Ofc. Pahang sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona. Scott was charged with two counts of aggravated assault (3rd degree), resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of the law. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a bail hearing.

Township of Hamilton Police
6101 13th St
Hamilton Township, NJ 08330

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-625-2700

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