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Suspect in Sea Isle City aggravated assault turns himself in

Suspect in Sea Isle City aggravated assault turns himself in

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SEA ISLE CITY — A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man turned himself in to police and was arrested for aggravated assault Friday, according to Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and police Chief Thomas McQuillen.

Police previously said they needed the public’s help identifying a man who assaulted someone Feb. 16 inside the La Costa Lounge at 4000 Landis Ave., knocking them unconscious.

The suspect accused in the assault was identified as Daniel B. Smyth, of Springfield Township, Pennsylvania.

Officials credited the arrest to numerous tips and information provided by the public in response to their initial news release.

Smyth turned himself in to city police and was charged with second-degree aggravated assault — purposely attempt to cause serious bodily injury, and third-degree aggravated assault — cause significant bodily injury.

Smyth was processed and released with summonses pending court proceedings.

City Detective Robert Scarano and Detective Sgt. William R. Bradshaw, the Prosecutor’s Office and other law enforcement agencies assisted with the investigation.

Sutherland and McQuillen applauded the assistance from the public in making the arrest possible.

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