NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The arrests of a man and a woman in relation to an aggravated assault involving a North Plainfield Police Officer  were announced by Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti  on Monday.

Alasia M. Holder, age 22 of Suskin Place, Piscataway, and Angel B. Dulaney, age 23 of Munn Avenue, Hillside were arrested in the morning hours of August 2, they said.

Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Friday, August 2, 2019, at approximately 9:46 a.m., a motor stop was initiated by a North Plainfield Police Officer on  Holder for speeding.  Dulaney was a front seat passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop.  

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During the traffic stop, both occupants of the vehicle were agitated.  As a result, the officer conducting the stop called for back-up officers to respond to the scene.  At one point during the traffic stop, Dulaney made verbal threats to the officer by stating, “I’m willing to fight.  A gun and a badge don’t scare me.  My hands work nice.”  At this point, the officer informed  Dulaney he was under arrest.  

The arresting officer opened the passenger side door of the vehicle, attempting to remove Dulaney from the vehicle. Dulaney did not comply with the verbal commands of the officers and physically resisted arrest.  At this point, the driver, Holder sped away with the arresting officer still partially inside her vehicle, the officer being dragged and unable to exit the vehicle.   

Holder subsequently crashed the vehicle into the front yard of a nearby residence. The arresting officer was transported to a nearby hospital with head and arm injuries and was subsequently released.   

Holder and Dulaney did not sustain any injuries during the encounter with law enforcement or the motor vehicle collision.     

Detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (C.A.R.T.) responded to the scene,along with detectives from the North Plainfield Police Department to conduct an investigation.  

Alasia M. Holder was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nddegree Hindering, 3rd degree Resisting Arrest, and 4th degree Aggravated Assault by Auto, as well as violations for Title 39 offenses.  

Angel B. Dulaney was arrested and charged with 4th degree Hindering, 3rd degree Terroristic Threats, 3rd degree Resisting Arrest, 4th degree Obstruction, 2nd degree Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer and (PDP) Improper Behavior, as well as a Title 39 Seatbelt Violation.  

Alasia M. Holder and Angel B. Dulaney were lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.  

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Parenti request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the North PlainfieldPolice Department at (908) 769-2937 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.