January 14, 2020
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–
The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a second suspect wanted in connection to an aggravated assault investigation in Monmouth County.
On Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:53 a.m., two men confronted an Uber driver who pulled over to rest on Phillip Court in Upper Freehold Township. An altercation began and one of the suspects began to kick the driver’s vehicle. While the driver was attempting to drive away, one of the suspects threw a hammer at the vehicle and struck the victim in his face. The driver dialed 9-1-1 and drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.
On Monday, January 6, during the course of an ongoing investigation, detectives located and arrested one of the suspects, Colin Roy, 20, of Allentown, N.J.
Roy was charged with aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, criminal attempt, and harassment. He was lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending a bail detention hearing.
The second suspect is described as a white male and is pictured in the composite sketch below, which was done by a trooper from the New Jersey State Police Forensic Photography and Composite Artist Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamilton Station Detective Bureau at 609-584-5000 ext. 5286.
Anonymous tips are welcomed.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.