An Atlantic City man pleaded guilty on January 31, to aggravated assault for striking a woman in 2015 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Ibn Hunter, 27, pleaded guilty before Judge Jeffrey J. Waldman to second degree Aggravated Assault, for striking Emily Baccari in the facial area in an attempt to cause serious bodily injury on October 17, 2015, in Atlantic City.
In exchange for his plea, the State agreed to recommend a sentence of five years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to an 85% period of parole ineligibility under the No Early Release Act. Hunter will be subject to a three year term of parole supervision upon his release.
The defendant was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, pending sentencing. The charges against co-defendant Anthony Faulkner are still active, and he has a court date on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Assistant Prosecutor Chris D’Esposito represents the state.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.