A Pennsylvania transit officer faces criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a person during a violent encounter in Mount Ephraim, NJ.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspect committed the assault at a residence located in Mount Ephraim on September 5. Authorities have not revealed the circumstances of that violent incident.
Moreover, the suspect also faces criminal charges in connection with an alleged break-in at a Mount Ephraim residence on October 10.
The suspect is a 30-year-old male employed by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) as a transit officer. He has worked as a SEPTA transit officer for the past six years.
Now the suspect faces numerous criminal charges, including simple assault, burglary, and theft of movable property.
SEPTA recently issued a statement about the suspect and indicated that he was not on duty at the time of either alleged criminal incident. Beyond that, said SEPTA officials, the suspect has been placed on administrative leave while the criminal charges are still pending.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Philly Transit Cop on Leave after Being Charged in N.J. Burglary, Assault.”