SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Maryland man charged with murder in Baltimore was arrested in Branchburg after police say he threatened to kill the property manager at the Edgewood Trailer Park and assaulted a police officer.
Raheem Bin Newman, 25, of Newcastle Road, Windsor Mill, Md. was arrested on Monday, Oct. 10, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Robertson provided the following account:
Branchburg Police responded to a 911 call at the trailer park on Kenbury Road at 9:22 a.m. The caller told police a man was acting erratic and threatened to kill the property manager. Police confronted the suspect and as they attempted to place Newman into custody he resisted arrest and assaulted one of the officers. Newman was subsequently arrested and transported to the Branchburg Police Department for processing.
Robertson said police checked with Baltimore police and were told Newman was a wanted suspect in a murder and attempted murder the previous day.
Newman was charged with third-degree resisting arrest, fourth-degree resisting arrest and third-degree terroristic threats. Bail was set at $40,000, cash only, by Branchburg Municipal Court Judge William Kelleher.
Baltimore police have charged Newman with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first- and second-degree assault, weapons charges, and reckless endangerment for the Oct. 9 incident in Baltimore.
Newman is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending extradition proceedings to Maryland.