31-Year-Old Phillipsburg Man Assaults Mother Just Three Hours After Getting Arrested For DWI
31-year-old Shaun Bailey of Phillipsburg, formerly of Johnsonburg, New Jersey, ended up hitting his mother in the head and kicking her repeatedly as she lay on the ground, less than three hours after he was arrested for DWI.
According to court records, Bailey was scheduled to make his first appearance in New Jersey Superior Court in Belvidere on Monday for multiple charges including aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.
Bailey was stopped by an officer in Hackettstown when he was driving on Route 182 at 2:05 Sunday morning for an alleged traffic infraction. The officer issued him field sobriety tests as he could smell alcohol coming from his vehicle.
He was arrested and taken to the police headquarters and charged with DWI and several other driving offenses.
Less than three hours later, the New Jersey Police were dispatched to an address in Frelinghuysen Township for reports of a domestic incident. When police arrived at the scene, they found that Bailey hit his mother in the back of her head and also hit her several times as she lay on the ground.
Court records confirm that Shaun Bailey told his mother Sharon, “I should get a knife and finish you or I can get someone just to have you killed.”
Bailey was arrested for the domestic incident and sent to the Warren County jail where he remained in custody Monday afternoon. His bail was set at $15,000, which if he is able to post, the court ordered him not to contact his mother.