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Couple Charged In Route 80 Assault On NJ State Trooper

Tyson S. Stamper, Alecia S. Jones
Tyson S. Stamper, Alecia S. Jones Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen County Sheriff

A Union County couple remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Sunday after being charged with assaulting a New Jersey state trooper during a traffic stop on westbound Route 80 in Hackensack.

Alecia S. Jones of Hillside and Tyson S. Stamper of Elizabeth, both 22, are charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, as well as resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

Stamper, who has a criminal history, was wanted on outstanding warrants out of Elizabeth and Clark, records show.

The couple had been pulled over around 9:50 a.m. Saturday when they attacked the officer, NJSP Trooper Charles Marchan said.

Passing off-duty police officers and good Samaritans stopped to help the trooper subdue the couple.

They were arrested and the trooper was taken to a local hospital with injuries that Marchan said weren't life-threatening.


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