Same Suspect Arrested Twice Within Hours in Atlantic City
An Atlantic City man was arrested twice within several hours after police say he continually returned to the Atlantic City Convention Center and, in one of his visits, he allegedly assaulted a security guard.
Authorities in Atlantic City say around 8:30 Wednesday night, officers responded to the Convention Center for a man that was trespassing and had damaged property. A New Jersey Transit police officer arrested 34-year-old Jalil Ceaser of Atlantic City and he was turned over to the ACPD. Ceaser was criminally charged and released on a summons at 1:25 Thursday morning.
According to police, less than 40 minutes later, Ceaser returned to the Convention Center, he approached an on-duty security guard, struck him in the face with an object, then fled. The guard, a 57-year-old man, was taken to ARMC-City with a serious injury to his eye.
At around 3:30AM, officers responded, again, to the Convention Center after Ceaser returned and, again, damaged property. Arriving officers found Ceaser holding a large piece of wood. He surrendered to a police K9 and was taken into custody without incident.
Ceaser has been charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, and defiant trespass. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.