State assemblyman and Camden native Arthur Barclay charged with assault

Assemblyman Arthur Barclay speaking at the steel-topping event for the Rowan University Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors Joint Health Sciences Center. Barclay was arrested on June 7 for assault. Credits: George Woolston

CAMDEN, NJ—Democratic assemblyman and Camden native Arthur Barclay was arrested and charged with simple assault earlier this month.

According to the arrest report obtained by TAPinto Camden, Barclay, 36, was arrested for simple assault in his car on June 7, 2018, shortly after 7 p.m. by the Camden County Police Department. He was fingerprinted and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Camden County Municipal Court on June 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Barclay did not immediately return calls for comment.

Barclay, who was a basketball standout at Camden High in 2000 and went on to play for the University of Memphis, served on the Camden City Council from 2014 to 2016 before being elected to the state assembly in 2016, representing the state's 5th legislative district.

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