Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti announced the arrests of Alasia M. Holder, 22 of Suskin Place, Piscataway and Angel B. Dulaney, 23 of Munn Avenue, Hillside, in relation to an aggravated assault involving a North Plainfield Police Officer that occurred in the morning hours of August 2, 2019 in North Plainfield.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Friday, August 2, 2019, at approximately 9:46 a.m., a motor stop was initiated by a North Plainfield Police Officer on defendant Holder for speeding.
Defendant Dulaney was a front seat passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop. During the traffic stop, both occupants of the vehicle were agitated.
As a result, the officer conducting the stop called for back-up officers to respond to the scene.
At one point during the traffic stop, defendant Dulaney made verbal threats to the officer by stating, “I’m willing to fight. A gun and a badge don’t scare me. My hands work nice.”
At this point, the officer informed the defendant Dulaney he was under arrest.
The arresting officer opened the passenger side door of the vehicle, attempting to remove defendant Dulaney from the vehicle. Defendant Dulaney did not comply with the verbal commands of the officers and physically resisted arrest.
At this point, the driver, defendant Holder sped away with the arresting officer still partially inside her vehicle, the officer being dragged and unable to exit the vehicle.
Defendant Holder subsequently crashed the vehicle into the front yard of a nearby residence. The arresting officer was transported to a nearby hospital with head and arm injuries and was subsequently released.
Defendants Holder and Dulaney did not sustain any injuries during the encounter with law enforcement or the motor vehicle collision.
Detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (C.A.R.T.) responded to the scene, along with detectives from the North Plainfield Police Department to conduct an investigation.
Defendant Alasia M. Holder was arrested and charged with 2nd-degree Aggravated Assault, 2nd-degree Eluding, 2nd-degree Hindering, 3rd-degree Resisting Arrest, and 4th-degree Aggravated Assault by Auto, as well as violations for Title 39 offenses.
Defendant Angel B. Dulaney was arrested and charged with 4th-degree Hindering, 3rd-degree Terroristic Threats, 3rd-degree Resisting Arrest, 4th-degree Obstruction, 2nd-degree Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer and (PDP) Improper Behavior, as well as a Title 39 Seatbelt Violation.
Defendants Alasia M. Holder and Angel B. Dulaney were lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Parenti request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the North Plainfield Police Department at (908) 769-2937 or via the STOPit app.