Gloucester Township Man Tased While Assaulting Police Officer

Joseph Jenson was treated at a local hospital before being charged.

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A Gloucester Township man was tased as he was assaulting a police officer on Sunday, police said Monday morning.

Joseph Jenson, 43, was transported to a local hospital for treatment after the incident. He was released a short time later.

He was then charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction by flight and resisting arrest. He was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and terroristic threats.

He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in default of $50,000 full cash bail pending court.

Police responded to the area of Jaeger Court at 10:18 Sunday morning for a domestic incident. Jensen allegedly fled the scene prior to the officers' arrival.

Officers contacted Jenson by phone, and he initially refused to return to the scene.

A short time later, he returned to the rear yard of his home and attempted to run inside through the rear door, where he encountered an officer.

He began screaming and attempted to push his way past the officer. Another officer warned Jensen to stop fighting. When Jenson ignored the warnings, the officer used his Taser to subdue Jenson.


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