A young woman is currently facing charges for aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and underage consumption of an alcoholic beverage, following a recent incident at a local theater in Montclair, New Jersey.
According to Detective-Sergeant Wilhelm B. Young of the Montclair Police Department, 18-year-old Ivonne Cammano is facing the aforementioned charges after an incident that occurred at the Wellmont Theater, located on Seymour Street in Montclair, at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 21st.
Cammano was allegedly intoxicated when she assaulted a security guard attempting to escort her from the premises during a Hyperglow show because of her raucous behavior. Employees at the theater subsequently notified the Montclair Police and Cammano reportedly assaulted the officers who arrived on the scene when they attempted to take her into custody.
With regard to the charges she is now facing, aggravated assault can be considered a crime of the second, third, or fourth degree, depending on the circumstances of the specific case. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b, which pertains to these types of offenses, even a case involving what would typically be considered simple assault is classified as aggravated assault when it is committed upon a law enforcement officer. As such, the penalties involved are significantly more severe.
A simple assault crime is typically considered a disorderly persons offense, which entails penalties ranging from fines to a sentence of up to 6 months to be served in the county jail. On the other hand, aggravated assault crimes are punishable by state prison terms ranging from 18 months to 10 years, depending upon the degree of the crime for which the defendant is convicted.
For more information pertaining to this case, access the following article: 18-year-old tossed out of Hyperglow show in Montclair accused of assaulting cop