On July 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM, Patrolman Timothy McGuire arrived at the Leigh Street residence of Dean R Romagnolo to serve an arrest warrant. The warrant was issued by the Town of Clinton Municipal Court, after Romagnolo failed to appear on a charge of Simple Assault. The warrant had an assigned bail of $2500. Romagnolo was located at the residence. He was arrested and transported to the Hunterdon County Jail, where he was lodged in default of bail.