Mercer County Sheriff Seeks the Public’s Assistance with Identifying Violent Man in Courthouse


Mercer County Sheriff ask the Public’s Assistance with Identifying Violent Man in Courthouse

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On Tuesday, February 20, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a suspect allegedly provoked an argument with an employee at the Family Case Management window located on the second floor of the Mercer County Civil Courthouse at 175 South Broad Street, Trenton. The suspect was seeking information on restraining orders when he suddenly and violently attempted to strike the employee, shattering the protective partition window with his fist or elbow. The suspect, captured on video surveillance, is described as a medium complexion male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a navy blue coat and a dark knit cap. He was captured on additional surveillance video leaving the front of the courthouse on a bicycle.

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Criminal charges against the suspect could range from destruction of public property to criminal mischief and attempting to cause bodily injury. The court employee was uninjured and no other information is available.

In addition to asking the public s help to identify the individual, Sheriff Kemler noted: “It is our sworn duty to protect the courts, its employees and all those who conduct business in our public buildings. We cannot and will not tolerate violence in our courthouses .

In addition to his description, the suspect may have injured his right fist or elbow. He is considered dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Sheriff s Office at 609-989-6111. The public is cautioned not to attempt to detain this individual themselves. All calls are confidential and anonymous tips are welcome.

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