Linden Man Arrested In Aggravated Assault Case

(Photo courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

LINDEN – Police arrested a 53-year-old Linden man who is a suspect in an aggravated assault case last week, following a three-week investigation by Linden Police Detective John Johnston.

Officers arrested Lloyd “Lonny” McCauley on Tuesday, Aug. 7. He was taken to Union County Jail and bail was set at $20,000.

On Friday, July 13, at 10:41 p.m., McCauley allegedly knocked on the door of one of his neighbors on Bacheller Avenue. The assault victim, a 75-year-old man, told police that his attacker pulled him outside and punched him in the face numerous times. The victim suffered a fractured nose and lacerations on his face. He was treated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, where he received stitches to close the wounds.

During the assault, McCauley allegedly told the victim, “This is what happens when you park in my driveway.” The victim told police that he does not drive.

The charges against McCauley are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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