Police: Man attacked woman, threatened to ‘cremate’ her
Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
WEST DEPTFORD – A Winslow man is behind bars on charges that he tried to kill a woman and then led police on a car chase while the injured victim was in his vehicle.
Tomas O. Aponte Jr., 36, used a folding knife to cut the woman’s neck and fingers, causing “severe” lacerations, while restraining her in a vehicle Saturday in the Beach Hill section of National Park, according to a criminal complaint and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
Aponte put the victim in a choke hold and tried to strangle her with his arms, police said. He also told the woman that “he was going to kill her and cremate her body,” the complaint said.
The West Deptford Police Department said an officer had tried to stop the Sicklerville man’s car on Columbia Boulevard, but Aponte decided to flee authorities.
He was arrested after the pursuit ended in Bellmawr, where police found the injured woman in the rear seat.
Aponte was held in Salem County Jail on charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, eluding and weapons offenses.
Originally published here by courierpostonline.com