Police in Newark announced the arrest of **Mr. Bruce Hay, 49, of Newark**, by members of the Newark Police Division and U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force.
The charges lodged against Mr. Hay are mere accusations, and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law but police said Mr. Hay was wanted for attempted murder in an incident that occurred on Wednesday, July 19th.
According to Newark Police Director Anthony Ambrose, at approximately 10:15 p.m., police responded to the 200-block of Keer Avenue on a robbery call.
Director Ambrose said that Mr. Hay entered the residence of a woman known to him and robbed the woman of her cash and personal property.
During the robbery, Mr. Hay allegedly violently attacked the victim who EMS transported to University Hospital for the treatment of her injuries Director Ambrose said.
Detectives developed sufficient evidence to identify Mr. Hay as a suspect in the incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Law enforcement teams from both agencies took Mr. Hay in custody on Wednesday, July 26th without incident Director Ambrose said.
Authorities officially charged Mr. Hay with Robbery, Burglary, Attempted Murder, and Receiving Stolen Property.
A contempt of court charge was also lodged against Mr. Hay for various warrants according to Director Ambrose.