Aggravated Assault/Resisting Arrest – swords, knives, and axes both on the floor

On Friday, February 6, at approximately 6:25 pm, officers arrested Richard Nebling, age 53, of Clinton Township, after responding to his residence for an unrelated incident. While enroute, officers were advised that a person at the scene was intoxicated and that there were weapons inside of the residence. Upon arrival, officers found the house to be in disarray and observed swords, knives, and axes both on the floor as well as hanging on the wall. Officers observed Mr. Nebling to be highly intoxicated and belligerent. When asked whether he had anything in his pockets, Mr. Nebling replied, “Yes, I have six guns on me.” He then shoved Patrolman David Formalarie and therefore had to be physically restrained, handcuffed, and arrested; all the while resisting the officers. He was discovered to be in possession of a knife. At police headquarters, Mr. Nebling continued to be belligerent and aggressive and therefore had to be restrained. He was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. Bail was set at $15,000. He was later transported to the Hunterdon Medical Center due to his intoxicated and aggressive state.