Dispute at America’s Best Value ends with arrest for providing false information


HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Eric Prach arrested Mr. Philip Blackwell-Newkirk, 30, Morristown, for Hindering on Thursday, April 4.

Officer Prach was dispatched to the America’s Best Value Inn for a possible dispute.

During the investigation into the complaint, Mr. Blackwell-Newkirk provided false information in an attempt to hide the fact he had a $2500.00 warrant.

He was arrested and transported to Hanover Township Police Headquarters for processing.

He was charged with Hindering and was transported to the county jail pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.