Friday, March 06, 2020
A Jersey City man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened the property manager of the building where the JC Kosher Supermarket was located and which was the site of the Dec. 10 mass shooting that claimed the lives of four people in what the US Attorney's Office has called a hate crime.
On March 5, members of the Jersey City Police Department working in collaboration with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, arrested and charged Jersey City resident Taylor Stackhouse, 38, with terroristic threats and related bias crimes for allegedly threatening the property manager of the MLK Drive building earlier this week.
On Tuesday, March 3, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Stackhouse allegedly approached the victim – who was dressed in traditional Hasidic Jewish clothing and was exiting a building on Martin Luther King Drive – and allegedly made multiple threats to the victim.
According to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, at this stage of the investigation, there is no indication that there is any connection between Stackhouse and the Dec. 10 attack.
Stackhouse was arrested Thursday afternoon without incident on Dwight Street and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City.
Stackhouse has been charged with two counts of second-degree Bias Intimidation and one count of fourth-degree Bias Intimidation, as well as two counts of Terroristic Threats and a Petty Disorderly Persons Harassment charge.
Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty
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