Police: Man who refuses to leave Bayonne ShopRite charged with terroristic threats


A Newark man who refused to leave the Shop Rite in Bayonne was accused of making terroristic threats after causing a scene when police tried to arrest him, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Curtis K. Rowe-Williams, 28, of Newark, was charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and terroristic threats, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Rowe-Williams was taken into custody at about 7:53 am hours from ShopRite, located at  583 Avenue C. Officers responded to the store on a report of a disturbance. Officers met with management and were directed towards Rowe-Williams, police said.

When officers informed Rowe-Williams that he needed to leave the property and was no longer welcome, he began to cause a disturbance again by screaming and using profanity towards the officers exclaiming his refusal to leave the store, officials said.

Officers told the suspect he was under arrest for defiant trespass. While being handcuffed,
Rowe-Williams began to pull away from officers in an attempt to flee. Rowe-Williams was restrained without issue at which time he verbally began to threaten officers on scene, authorities said.

He was then transported to headquarters for processing without incident, police said.

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