Elizabeth Men Convicted Of Beating Motorist

ELIZABETH – Two Elizabeth men have been convicted of aggravated assault for beating a motorist while his car was stopped at a city intersection in 2009, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.

Eric James, 49, and Reginald Felton, 40, face up to ten years in prison when they are sentenced on Nov. 4, said Assistant Prosecutor Peter L. Benza who prosecuted the case.


James and Felton assaulted a motorist while his car was stopped at the corner of William and Spring Streets in Elizabeth around 3:30 a.m. on June 19, 2009, said Benza. James and Felton were attempting to pull the motorist from the car while beating him with a wooden table leg, said Benza.

Police quickly arrived on the scene and saw James and Felton beating the victim. The two men fled the scene and were arrested together a few minutes later when they were found hiding in an abandoned house adjacent to the crime scene.

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