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Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found “not guilty” of all charges.


Atlantic City Police Use Taser on Naked Man

South Jersey Criminal AttorneysPolice in Atlantic City NJ recently arrested a local man accused of attempting to physically assault a police officer. The suspect was apprehended after law enforcement used a taser to subdue him.

The incident occurred a short time before 5:00 p.m. last Friday. The Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call about a naked man wandering around near the intersection of Carolina Avenue and Caspian Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Two Atlantic City cops went to the scene and reportedly found the suspect walking around and “showing signs of being under the influence of narcotics.” The suspect was nude and loudly shouting at passersby.

The two AC police officers tried to get the suspect to calm down while a crowd of people gathered around him. According to authorities, the suspect refused to obey the police officers’ commands.

As all of this was happening, other Atlantic City cops and emergency medical crews arrived at the scene to offer assistance. The additional police officers tried to form a wall around the suspect as he moved toward a busy intersection. That’s when the suspect allegedly charged at a police patrol cruiser and began to stomp on the hood. The suspect reportedly followed that up by running full-steam at a police officer. The officer saw that the suspect had his fists clenched, so he used a taser to subdue him. The suspect was subsequently handcuffed and placed under arrest.

A medical crew transported the suspect to nearby AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where he received medical treatment.

The suspect was later identified as a 25-year-old resident of Atlantic City, NJ. He has been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility on a $25K bail amount.

For additional information, check out the NJ.com article, “Naked Man Tasered After Allegedly Charging at Cops.”


If you have been charged with aggravated assault or any other type of violent crime in Atlantic County, New Jersey, you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The experienced, aggressive Atlantic County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty will help you fight your criminal charges. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.

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