BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ) – A 55-year-old Bloomfield Township man has pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge in connection with an assault on his teenage son.

paul nagel Dad Pleads Guilty To Assault Of Teen Thrown Into Pool At Bloomfield Surf Club

Paul Nagel (Photo: Bloomfield Township Police Department)

Bloomfield Township police responded to the scene at around 6:15 p.m. last Sunday for a call about a fight between a father and son.

During an argument, officers learned, Paul Nagel allegedly threw his son into the pool and hit him in the face with his hand. The 16-year-old suffered a bloody lip, but was not seriously injured, police said.

Nagle was arrested lodged at the Bloomfield Township Police Department overnight.

He was arraigned in 48th District Court the following day at which time bond was set as $5,000, 10 percent, cash or surety.

Bloomfield Township Sergeant Matt Hill said Nagel has since pleaded guilty to the charge, adding that details about the incident remain “kind of fuzzy” between the witnesses who were there and those involved.

It’s unclear what exactly the teen and his father were arguing about, but Hill said it does appear that alcohol or drugs played a role.

“Sounds like it was more of a respect versus disrespect issue between a father and son,” Hill said.

Nagel awaits sentencing.


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