Suspect in ‘sick of fancy white people’ hammer attack caught in NJ
NEWARK — The woman who said she was "sick of fancy white people" when she attacked a man in Virginia on Saturday has been arrested by the Essex County Sheriff's Department and will now wait to be sent back to Virginia to face the charges.
Angela Jones, 26, was arrested Wednesday in Newark and was being held pending extradition for charges related to Saturday's incident, Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa Jr. said.
Lippa said Jones confronted a couple at a gas station near I-95 and used a hammer to hit their 2016 Porsch SUV and a boat they were towing before eventually using it to hit the man. Jones was caught on surveillance camera. With the help of witnesses she was able to quickly identified.
"I am very proud of the work and dedication of the men and women of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office," Lippa said. "I am also very thankful to the Essex County, New Jersey, Sheriff's Office for their quick action, invaluable assistance in this on-going investigation and in arresting Angela Jones this morning, April 5, 2017."
When she is returned to Virginia, Jones will face charges for malicious wounding, assault, and vandalism.
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