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Man Wanted for Violent Attack on Elderly Newark Resident

By rlsmetro on

    Newark Police officials request the public’s help with locating Mr. Jeread Hollaway, 34, of Newark who is wanted for an aggravated assault when he attacked an elderly resident on December 5, 2020. 


     Police say officers responded to a call at 11:30 a.m. about an assault in progress in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue.

    When they arrived, the victim told police that he was standing in front of a store at Abinger Place and Brookdale Avenue when Hollaway got out of a vehicle and started striking him in the face with a closed fist several times.


      During the attack, which was captured on surveillance video, police say Holloway also hit the victim with a wooden stick, causing an eye fracture, lacerations and bruises across his face.  


     Hollaway is described as 6’2” and 162 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion.


     While detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help in quickly identifying this suspect, Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about him to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). 


All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.