Thursday, August 29, 2013

UPDATED: Pleasantville Man Critically Injured During Altercation after Allegedly being Struck in Head

*** UPDATE*** 
The victim’s identity is: Paul J. Madara, age 66, of Pleasantville, NJ. Bail was set by City of Pleasantville Municipal Court Judge Billie J. Moore at $35,000 Full/No 10%. McCarten remains in custody at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. 

PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man was critically injured during an altercation with another man last night, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, shortly after 8 p.m., Pleasantville police responded to a residence located on the 600 block of Doughty Road for a report of a man injured during a physical altercation.
Upon arrival police discovered a 66-year-old Pleasantville man – whose identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification – suffering from serious injuries. He was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where he remains in critical condition.

The second male involved in the altercation, Joseph McCarten, 51, also of Pleasantville, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree aggravated assault and weapons offenses.
The charges allege that McCarten repeatedly struck the victim in the head with a 2x4 piece of lumber.
McCatern will be lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Bail is pending.
This incident is being investigated by The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes at (609)-909-7800 or the Pleasantville Police Department at (609)-641-6100.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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