Mays Landing Man Assaults Cops, Arrested on Multiple Charges
Hamilton Township police officers had their hands full Wednesday morning after an 18-year-old Mays Landing man and fought with officers and tried to kick-out a window of a police vehicle.
Around 9:30 Wednesday morning, officers responded to the Mays Landing CVS for a shoplifter being disorderly in the store. While responding, an officer observed a suspect matching the description in the area of River Drive. According to a press release, the officer made contact with the suspect who was uncooperative and attempted to assault the cop with a backpack. The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Marcus Poellnitz of Mays Landing, was taken into custody and continued to resist officers.
When Officers arrived at the station with the suspect, he was recognized by detectives for being wanted for questioning in a previous strong armed robbery which occurred at the Beijing House in Mays Landing in November. While Poellnitz was at the station, reports say he continued to resist and fight with officers while he was processed.
Poellnitz was charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct for the incident related to CVS. Poellnitz was additionally charged with 1st degree Robbery, 2nd degree possession of a weapon, and 3rd degree aggravated assault for the November robbery.
As Poellnitz was being transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, he reportedly fought with officers again, spit into the faces of two officers, and also repeatedly kicked an officer. Once Poellnitz was placed into a patrol vehicle, he repeatedly attempted to kick out the rear window of the vehicle. Poellnitz was then additionally charged with two counts of 2nd degree aggravated assault on a police officer.
Poellnitz is currently being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $50,000 full cash bail. Two injured officers were transported to AtlantiCare for treatment of their injuries.