Keansburg Aggravated Assault Charges Against Several People
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Six people were injured, and they and six others have been charged as a result of a Thanksgiving Day brawl. The fight stemmed from an earlier altercation between two 18-year-old boys. Richard LeComte Sr., his sons Matthew and Richard Jr. and his 14-year-old daughter, confronted Lamar Shabazz at his home about what he said was Shabazz assaulting his son, Brian LeComte, according to police. Within minutes, Richard LeComte Jr. punched Shabazz and a melee ensued. Police said that when Shabazz got back into his home, he grabbed a carving knife began threatening the LeComte family. Police said that Richard LeComte Jr. used metal knuckles to punch several people in the face and head, causing injuries.
Richard LeComte Jr. of South Concourse, Aberdeen, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault; possession of a weapon, the metal knuckles; rioting; and disorderly conduct. Police said he was released after posting $85,000 bail. Richard LeComte Sr. and Matthew LeComte, both of Main Street, Keansburg, were charged with disorderly conduct and rioting, and were released in $2,500 bail each. Shabazz of Oakwood Place was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and rioting.
Charged with disorderly conduct were Pamela Harbison, of Oakwood Place, and Anita Diaz, of Center Avenue in Keansburg; Latesha Harbison, of Trenton; and Jessica Harbison, of Fayetteville, N.C.
Four juveniles — members of the two families involved in the brawl — were charged with disorderly conduct, police said, and the state Division of Youth and Family Services were notified about their involvement. Also, officials will follow up on code violations at the Oakwood Place home where the group fought and the landlord of the property faces complaints for maintaining a nuisance at the address.