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Women Charged in Attempted Slaying of Two NJ Officers

Women Charged in Attempted Slaying of Two NJ Officers

Cyrinthia Marlin, 30, and Priscilla Coleman, 31, of Newark are charged with the attempted murder of two police officers. [Bergen County Prosecutor's office]

The Star-Leger via YellowBrix

September 03, 2010

FAIR LAWN, NJ — Two Newark women have been charged with attempted murder after they reversed a car into one Fair Lawn police officer and struck another officer head-on, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Both officers were hospitalized. One remains in stable condition and the other was released.

Marlin and Coleman are charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree armed robbery, third-degree aggravated assault, resisting arrest, attempted theft by deception and uttering a forged instrument.

Fair Lawn police were called to Walgreen’s Pharmacy on River Road Wednesday evening after Cyrinthia Marlin, 30, allegedly attempted to pass a fake prescription for Oxycodone, officials said.

When one of the two patrol officers arrived at the pharmacy’s parking lot, Marlin got into the passenger side of a 2003 Lexus, officials said. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Priscilla Coleman, 31, reversed and knocked the officer to the ground.

The second officer, Sergeant Mike Messina, fired two shots before the car struck him, throwing him over the hood, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The women fled the parking lot, but witnesses were able to provide a description of the car. Authorities found the car in a Newark parking lot on Irvine Turner Boulevard.

Both officers were taken to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

The women are being held at Bergen County jail in lieu of $1 million bail each.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Chain and booked....

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    tatorhead

    over 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    book um dano

  • Pl28_max50

    kuhnkejer

    over 3 years ago

    220 Comments

    I glad the officers are doing ok. To the two POS i hope you spend a life time behind bars for this. Not only do you have a very bad drug problem your so weak that you try to kill two people instead getting sick for two days. To the law makers you need to banned Oxycontin it is the worst drug out right now, even middle school kids get hooked on it. It does no good.

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    CAZ

    over 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    If I looked like they do I would try to get dope anyway I can too. Prayers go out to the Officers that were injured.

  • Kevlar_max50

    TwistedDispatcher123

    over 3 years ago

    166 Comments

    LOL@ Rickm!!!!!!!!!!!

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Godspeed on your recovery Officers, To the POS ROT in your new home, ENJOY THAT......

  • Wolfspirit_max50

    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Godspeed on your recovery Officers, To the POS ROT in your new home, ENJOY THAT......

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    want to really fix them put them on a diet

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 3 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Firstly speedy recovery to the officers. I am quit sure NJDOC has a nice cozy spot for these two POS over some stupid pills!

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10918 Comments

    Sure hope there are dash-cam videos the prosecution can use in this case !! Best wishes for a full and quick recovery for the officers.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 3 years ago

    16580 Comments

    The "lady" in the picture on the left does not look female at all. Pretty disgusting, both of them.

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 3 years ago

    16580 Comments

    I agree, they need to be given the death penalty.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I agree with Top_Cat.

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    95Zcar

    over 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Nice, run some Coppers over because you got caught trying to feed your habit by uttering? On this one I have to give bumps to shadow-officer

  • shadow_officer

    over 3 years ago

    8564 Comments

    Give em the ELECTRIC CHAIR

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