When a fisherman in Nj is charged with assault, his lawyer says he ‘just wants to live life’
Posted On July 17, 2021
New Jersey fisherman Michael Osterhout has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman he was fishing with last month, according to a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court.
According to the criminal complaint, Osterharout told police he had been drinking with a woman at a party and had an argument about the time of the day.
He said she grabbed him by the neck and pushed him out of the boat, according the complaint.
Osterhouts lawyer, Michael Zuckerman, said his client “just wants everything to be done right.”
Zuckerman told ABC News that Osterhanout has a long criminal record and was arrested in 2016 for assault and battery on a police officer.
Osterhalout is not related to the victim.
Zuckman said Osterhaters lawyer is not representing him in the criminal case, but that his client is “happy” to move forward.
The incident occurred on Oct. 26, according a criminal police report.
A woman who answered the phone at the New Jersey Department of Justice’s Criminal Investigations Division declined to comment on the case.
The complaint says the woman, who has not been identified, said Osters behavior toward her “was a clear act of domestic violence.”
Osterhovts lawyer, Zuckermann, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.