(UPDATE BELOW ORIGIONAL STORY) 6:42PM EST: Yeshivaworld News has just learned that the suspect wanted in the brutal assault of Rabbi Moskowitz of Lakewood (reported HERE on YW) has been arrested by the Lakewood PD. Yeshivaworld has just spoken to Rabbi Schenkolewski – the noted Askan from Lakewood – who has informed us that the suspect was arrested yesterday after an intense investigation, and he has been charged with attempted murder. An informant who tipped off the Lakewood PD will be receiving a $25,000 reward! A press-conference is reportedly scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, where this will be publicly announced.
UPDATE: 7:04PM EST: Yeshivaworld has just learned that the 35 year-old Lee Tucker is the suspect in the brutal assault of Rabbi Moskowitz. Additionally, a source tells YW that he was recently released from Ancora Psychiatric Hospital (a NJ Mental facility) with “homicidal tendencies”. His bail has been set at $375,000.
UPDATE 11:31PM EST: Yeshivaworld has been informed that the LPD knew about him last week but there was no urgency to pick him up while he was being held in Ancora (He was back in Ancora since last week.) When they found out that he was being released they were able to pick him up on an $80.00 warrant from another municipality. (Lakewood police volunteered to pick him up since they wanted to speak with him because of the leads they had received.) They had to cut him loose at 2:00AM last night because they still didn’t have enough to charge him. They received additional information today from another informant which enabled them to charge him.