Passaic County officials announced that based upon an investigation by the Paterson Police Department, in conjunction with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Roshane James, 21, from Paterson was arrested on February 24, 2021, in relation to an aggravated assault investigation that took place on January 31, 2021, in the area of Godwin Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard Paterson.
According to police, Mr. James is charged with Aggravated Assault (pointing a firearm), Fourth Degree; Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree; Possession of a Weapon in Violation of a Regulatory Provision, Fourth Degree; and Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Fourth Degree.
Police say on January 31, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Godwin Avenue and Rosa Park Boulevard in Paterson on a report of a suspicious person with a weapon.
Upon arrival, officers located a 30-year-old male resident of Paterson, New Jersey who was a victim of an aggravated assault. Based on the investigation Mr. James was identified as the actor and charged.
Police say Mr. James was previously charged with Attempted Murder, First Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Second Degree; and Possession of a Handgun for an Unlawful Purpose, Second Degree relating to a shooting investigation that took place January 29, 2021, in the area of 9th Avenue and Madison Avenue in Paterson.
Mr. James was subsequently arrested on February 19, 2021, for an unrelated domestic violence incident at which time he was identified and charged with the January 29, 2021 shooting investigation.
Mr. James is scheduled to appear before the Honorable Imre Karazegi, Jr. on February 26, 2021, for a detention hearing relating to the January 29, 2021 shooting investigation. During the course of the investigation, Mr. James was identified in relation to the January 31, 2021, aggravated assault investigation.
The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention for the January 31, 2021 incident that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.