Camden, N.J. – A Collingswood business owner has been charged after hitting a neighboring business’s employee in the head with a shovel, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey.
Brian McBride, 42, of Washington Township, has been charged with one count of third-degree Aggravated Assault, one count of third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Police were called to the 500 block of Haddon Ave. on Aug. 3 for a report of an an armed subject who assaulted a man. When they arrived, officers found the victim on the ground suffering from a wound to the head.
A witness told police he saw McBride swing and hit the victim in the head with a shovel, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Through the investigation, detectives discovered surveillance footage that shows the victim stumbling to the ground after being assaulted.
McBride was arrested on Aug. 4 and taken to the Camden County Correctional Facility. He was released on Aug. 5 and is awaiting a Centralized First Appearance.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.