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Mays Landing Man Accused of Assaulting NJ Transit Bus Driver

By kcora on
Mays Landing

A 27-year-old Mays Landing man was arrested after he reportedly assaulted a NJ Transit bus driver Christmas Day.

According to authorities, on December 25th at approximately 7:07 p.m. 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-year-old man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona.

According to authorities, Officer Pahang located Scott on Forest Lane a short time later. Scott failed to comply with the officer’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.

Officials say Officer Pahang sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona.

Police charged Scott with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of the law. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a bail hearing.