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BRIDGETON — A Cumberland County jury Friday found Clarence Jenkins, of Millville, guilty of badly injuring a woman he attacked with a lawn chair, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.

Millville police in February 2016 responded to the assault call near City Liquors in Millville. Police saw Jenkins, 64, repeatedly strike the woman with the chair, Webb-McRae said.

Police restrained Jenkins and had the victim airlifted to a hospital, where she was treated for four days for severe face and skull injuries, Webb-McRae said.

Jenkins was convicted of second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He faces as many as 10 years in state prison for the most serious offense and must serve 85 percent of his sentence under the No Early Release Act, Webb-McRae said.

Judge Michael Silvanio set April 6 for sentencing.

Assistant Prosecutor Dennis Hernon prosecuted. Joellyn Jones represented Jenkins.

— Vincent Jackson

Contact: 609-272-7202


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