Media Release - Aggravated Assault

Incident Type: Aggravated Assault               

Date and Time of Incident: November 20, 2011 at 09:11AM  

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Larry Ballard, 36, of Galloway Twp.  

Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: 400 Block of S. Spruce Ave.

Arresting / Investigating Officer: Ptl. B. Tennant #51 / Ptl. K. Baerman #84

Misc. / Other Related Information:  

At 9:11 AM, Officers responded to the 400 block of S. Spruce Avenue for a dispute.  Officers arrived and found, Larry Ballard a 36 years old, also of the 400 block of S. Spruce, assaulting a 77 year old female, with a 7 year old child trying to stop him.  Officers subdued Ballard, who then continued to fight and resist arrest. 

The 77 year old female was taken to the Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center Mainland Division, but was later transferred to the trauma center for extensive injuries.  The child was not injured. 

During the arrest, two Galloway Officers, Officer Brian Tennant and Officer Kerry Baerman, were both injured.  They were both treated and released at Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center Mainland for probable hand/wrist fractures and both will require additional medical follow up. 

Ballard was charged with aggravated assault and several counts of resisting arrest.   He was also taken to the Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center Mainland Division, where he was admitted.  Bail was not set at this time.   

 

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