Friday, February 27, 2015

Man Tasered after Gloucester Twp. domestic dispute

Gloucester Township police used a stun gun to subdue a man who fought with officers after a weekend domestic dispute.

Police said officers were called to a home on Jaeger Court in Sicklerville shortly after 10:15 a.m. Sunday for a report of a fight inside a home.

Authorities said the suspect, 43-year-old Joseph Jensen, fled the scene before police arrived. Officers contacted him by phone, but he initially refused to return.

Jensen later returned to the home's backyard and tried to run into the residence through a rear door, but an officer stopped him. Jensen then began screaming and fighting with the officer, police said.

Police said Jensen ignored warnings to stop assaulting the cop, and an officer used a Taser to subdue him.

Jensen was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction by flight, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, and terroristic threats. He was briefly hospitalized and later taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.


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