911 call leads to arrest for aggravated assault

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NORTH CAPE MAY - On Aug. 8 4 at approximately 1 a.m., Lower Township Police Department police officers were dispatched to the area of Orchard Drive in the North Cape May section of Lower Township for a report of an assault.

When officers arrived at that location they were advised that the suspect, Jason Brodbeck, 37, of West Berlin, had fled the scene prior to their arrival. He was located a short time later by police at the bus stop near Townbank and Bayshore roads and placed under arrest.

Investigation revealed that a domestic dispute occurred between a Kerri Hayes, 24, of Villas and her mother., Brodbeck, Hayes’ boyfriend, became involved in the dispute and assaulted the mother and another female living at the residence. As a result of the assault, one female was transported to the hospital for a head injury and the other treated on scene.

Brodbeck was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. He was also processed on three outstanding warrants out of Camden Municipal Court. 

Hayes was arrested on an unrelated contempt warrant issued by the Lower Township Municipal Court, and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of $544 cash bail.


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