Plumsted Machete wielding suspect arrested in Jackson Township Wednesday
The Plumsted accused of wrecking a Jackson home and car with a machete during Memorial Day Weekend is cornered in a house in the township, and faces a battery of charges.
Police said that Richard McCrone III, 34, was hiding in the back of a house on Marcia Memorial Circle when officers arrived and arrested him at about 1:40 PM, four days after the original incident, and three days after he returned to the same spot and evaded arrest, according to authorities.
McCrone faces cumulative charges of eluding, hindering apprehension, stalking, harassment, criminal mischief, two weapons counts, and a half-dozen driving infractions.
McCrone allegedly refused to leave the house when officers outside tried establishing contact. Officers said that he retreated to a room at the rear of the house when they entered through the front doorway.
Ariel Treiber, 25, of Jackson, inside the house with McCrone, is accused of trying to disrupt the arrest process, and faces charges of obstruction and hindering apprehension.
The original incident took place late May 27. Hours later, at about 3 AM on May 28, McCrone returned, found investigators milling about, hopped back into his 2007 gray Dodge Ram pickup and sped off, with officers in pursuit, police said.
Police later found his truck in a wooded stretch between Reed Road and North Stump Tavern Road.
The media is reminded that any person arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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