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Brick Man Charged With Assaulting, Attempting to Disarm Brick Police Officers

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

(Editor’s Note: The headline of this article has been edited to reflect that the disarming of an officer was attempted, but not successful.)

A Brick man has been charged with numerous crimes after allegedly assaulting township police officers who were trying to arrest him.

Brick patrolmen Brian Ulman and James Kelly were investigating a disturbance Sunday at a residence on Austin Avenue in the Herberstville section when the resident, identified as Thomas J. Morgan, 47, attacked the officers, Sgt. Henry Drew said.

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During the alleged assault, Ulman suffered an injury to his left knee and Kelly suffered an injury to his right elbow, Drew said.

Morgan was taken to Ocean Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained during the arrest, then was transported to Brick Police headquarters for processing. Morgan has been charged with disarming a law enforcement officer, two counts of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of law.

Drew said neither of the officers were disarmed, but the charge is applied in cases when someone attempts to the disarm an officer.

Morgan’s bail was set by Superior Court Judge Patricia Roe at $84,000 cash. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail without incident, police said.

A photo of Morgan was not available.