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Bound Brook Man Arrested After Pulling Knife On Township Policeman

Darrin Russo

A Bound Brook man was arrested Dec. 2 after he pulled a knife on Franklin Township Police Lt. Darrin Russo, shown here in a file photo, after Russo stopped him on DeMott Lane.


A Bound Brook man faces a variety of charges after he pulled a knife on a township police officer Dec. 2 during a traffic stop on DeMott Lane.

Terrence Foendoe, 38, remains in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, in lieu of $20,000 bail with a 10 percent option, according to papers filed with Superior Court in Somerville.

According to the papers, Foendoe pulled a silver knife on township police Lt. Darrin Russo after Russo stopped Foendoe because he matched the description of a suspect in a South Bound Book car theft.

According to papers filed by township police Det. Kevin Fitzharris, Russo drew his service weapon after Foendoe pulled the knife from his pocket and ordered Foendoe to drop it. Foendoe attempted to flick the knife open, Fitzharris wrote, but instead the weapon flew from his hand and into a ditch on the side of the road.

Russo then ordered Foendoe to the ground at gunpoint. Foendoe was secured by Fitzharris, who had responded to the scene by that time.

A South Bound Brook police officer identified Foendoe as the suspect in a car theft, Fitzharris wrote. Foendoe’s image was seen on a surveillance tape at the crime scene, he wrote.

A search of the car Foendoe was driving revealed marijuana in a baggie, a grinder and a pipe with marijuana residue, Fitzharris wrote.

Among the charges Foendoe faces are 3rd an 4th Degree possession of a knife for an unlawful purpose, 4th Degree aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, 3rd Degree auto theft and possession of a CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia, both disorderly persons offenses.

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