Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that two individuals were arrested and charged in connection with the motor vehicle crash that left a civilian, a Montclair police officer and an Orange police officer injured.
According to authorities, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a Montclair police officer stopped a vehicle for various motor violations.
During the course of the stop, it was learned that the suspect’s vehicle had been reported stolen and fled the scene.
Police said while fleeing, the driver struck a Montclair police officer.
Later an Orange police officer was injured along with a civilian when their vehicles collided as the Orange officer was responding to assist.
The incident ended in the area of North 6th Street in Newark when the suspect vehicle struck a parked car owned by a civilian.
Rajon Norwood, 48, and Kisha Eutsey, 32, both of Newark, have been charged in connection with the incident.
Norwood, the driver of the car, was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest by flight, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Eutsey was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. Norwood is being held at the Essex County Jail. Eutsey was released.
These are accusations.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.