Mansfield Man Shot By Police Pleads Guilty, Faces Jail Term
A northwestern New Jersey man who was shot by police last fall after he allegedly threatened an officer with a large knife has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
William Radler Jr. of Mansfield Township faces a year in jail after pleading guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault and weapons charges. In return, Warren County prosecutors agreed to drop other weapons and assault charges.
The charges against Radler stemmed from a Sept. 22 altercation he had with his wife at their home. He admitted attacking her during an argument over his abuse of prescription medication.
Radler wasn’t at the residence when police arrived. But he soon returned and approached an officer with a 16-inch knife in his raised hands. The officer then shot Radler once in the abdomen with his service weapon.
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