JACKSON – Township police charged a Lakewood man with second degree terroristic threats, third degree aggravated assault and third-degree criminal restraint among other charges on July 24.
An investigation revealed that during that evening a woman had a dispute with Adam Ennis, 23, who she was familiar with. That argument escalated with him arming himself with a knife and making threats.
Officers of the department had responded around 4 p.m. that afternoon to Arcadia Court after a 911 call was received at police headquarters. The call was an open line where it appeared 911 was dialed and the phone was set down. The female victim was heard crying and appeared to be speaking with a male asking him not to kill her.
Officers went to the area attempted to determine exactly which residence the call had originated from. As the 911 call stayed open at one point the female returned to the phone and the watch commander listening was able to obtain the address and then officers proceeded there.
Police observed the interior of the residence and were at the front door of the residence and preparing to make a forced entry. The door opened and the officers observed a crying female who appeared to be in distress who was being led by a male behind her.
The officers announced their presence and the door was immediately shut and it appeared that it was being locked. Fearing for the woman’s safety or a potential hostage situation, officers forced entry into the residence. The victim fled from the residence. Ennis was located just inside and was taken into custody.
Ennis was also charged with fourth degree unlawful possession of a weapon, harassment and simple assault. He was processed and lodged in the Ocean County Jail.