Hotel Guest Arrested for “Punching” Hanover Police Officer

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer’s Megan Pritchard, Martino and Williams responded to the Red Carpet Inn for a noise complaint, on Monday, January 6.

During the investigation in to the complaint one of the involved parties, Mr. Dashawn Garrison, 29, Brooklyn NY, decided to throw a punch at Officer Martino resulting in his arrest.

He along with Mr. Gilbert Guzman, 24, Rockaway NY was arrested and both were transported to Hanover Township Police Headquarters for processing.

Mr. Garrison was charged with aggravated assault, obstruction and terroristic threats while Mr. Guzman was charged with obstruction and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Garrison was transported to the county jail. Mr. Guzman was released 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.