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John Francis Barton, of Fairview; Past Provident Bank Employee, Marine Corp Vet
Barbara B. Aupperle (nee Atkins) of Runnemede

Gloucester Township Police Arrest Philadelphia Man for Striking Officer with his Car Door

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On September 26, 2020 at approximately 12:43 am, Officers Screen Shot 2020-09-27 at 19.28.26conducted a motor vehicle stop on Williamstown Road in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township. While speaking with the driver, Officers suspected that he was in possession of narcotics or under the influence of narcotics while driving. The driver, later identified as Oliver Lee, age 20, refused to cooperate with the Officers directions and refused to exit his vehicle. As Officers attempted to escort him from the vehicle, Mr. Lee placed the vehicle in drive and drove away, striking an Officer with the car door and running over his foot as he did.
Officers pursued Mr. Lee for about three miles before his vehicle suffered a mechanical issue and came to a stop. Mr. Lee was ordered from the vehicle, at which time he complied. He was taken into custody without further incident. One Officer sustained a minor injury from being struck by the car door but declined treatment.
Inside the vehicle, Officers located suspected marijuana and packaging material along with a knife. Oliver Lee was processed and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in accordance with the State of New Jersey Bail Reform Laws.

Oliver Lee
Age 20
3000 block
Bleigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Eluding - 2nd Degree; Resisting Arrest - 3rd Degree; Aggravated Assault - 3rd Degree; Assault by Auto - 3rd Degree; Possession of a Weapon - 3rd Degree; Obstruction - 4th Degree; Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance- Disorderly Persons Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Disorderly Persons Offense.

Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500