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Camden Mother Arrested For Assaulting Officer While Holding Baby

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CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – A mother who assaulted Camden County police officers while holding an infant was arrested and charged on Saturday.

Officers responded to S 4th Street in Lanning Square to locate a fugitive, Jonathan Ortiz-Roldon, 20, of Camden, who was wanted on outstanding warrants.

When officers arrived, they saw Ortiz-Roldon standing on the front porch of the home and told him he was under arrest. Ortiz-Roldon instead disregarded the officer’s commands and ran inside the house.

One of the officers chased the suspect into the house and detained him, and as other assisting officers attempted to enter the house, Jazmine Mercado, 18, of Camden attempted to block their access.

Mercado, who was holding her three-week-old daughter, then reportedly punched one of the officers in the face as he entered.

Mercado was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on an Officer, three counts of Resisting Arrest, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Obstruction. She was remanded to the county jail on bail of $35,000 cash or bond.

Ortiz-Roldon was charged with Resisting Arrest and remanded to county jail for nine outstanding warrants.

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