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Barnegat Police Charge Man At Center of 9-11 Controversy With Assault

The man who is now the subject of probes about his activities as a first responder during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been arrested for simple assault, police said.

The incident happened on Aug. 28 at 8:07 pm. at a home on East Bay Avenue, police said.

Patrolman Richard Carr responded to a call at the address and subsequently arrested and charged Charles J. Giles with assault, Lt. Keith Germain said.

"I am legally restricted from releasing victim information or other details of the incident in this case," he said.

Giles lives at 564 East Bay Avenue in Barnegat, according to Whitepages.com.

News 12 New Jersey just finished a two-part piece on Giles' claims about his injuries suffered during 9-11.

Giles told Patch today he would have no further comment on the controversy or the assault charge and referred all questions to his attorney.

Mac September 11, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Our 9/11 gift: Charles Giles will have no further comment on 9/11.
proud September 11, 2013 at 01:12 PM
"Don't hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourself"
Nancy Nuzer September 11, 2013 at 02:07 PM
We reap what we sow not in everyone's time but, we do reap what we sow.
john celentano September 11, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Charlie wanted to be very famous for 9/11. NOW HE IS,
Rob Russo September 11, 2013 at 06:34 PM
It was always my gut over the years I felt these two with the pick up truck raising money for 9/11 and this alleged survivor was a farce and this all was 9/11 exploitation. Mr Cox is owed a public apology as are the people of Barnegat. What a FARCE.
Mac September 11, 2013 at 07:04 PM
It's the circle of life Chuck. Yasha got to educate his children about real heroes on 9/11 with you as an example after all. I'm comfortable they know your not one of them.
F.Lee September 11, 2013 at 07:13 PM
I am awaiting a Comment from Former Mayor Al who was so enamored with this guy he spent Township Money on a second 9/11 Memorial....to satisfy someone who obviously isnt who he says he is... Shame Shame Shame... Shame on You.
ken September 11, 2013 at 08:42 PM
He should be charged with assault of human dignity by his new cellmates, and let them be judge, jury, and executioner too.
Larry Cataldo September 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Charlie, can you possibly sink any lower?????
Lincoln Osiris September 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM
F.Lee: It could always be worse. Stafford township spends over $ 20,000 a year on health benefits for a mayor who obviously isn't who he says he is. www.johnspodofora.com
john celentano September 12, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Why did Charlie have handcuffs on again yesterday?
Eric Thomas September 13, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Giles was Barnegat's "poster child" for 9-11. Former Mayor Alphonse Cirulli rolled Giles out every time a ceremony happened. Be it a street renamed or the controversial piece of steel in front of town hall. It is too bad Cirulli never did his duty and took the time to have the many allegations of fraud investigated before he canonized Giles ad infinitum. Great thanks must go to Barnegat's own Bill Cox for his diligence in bringing out the truth about Giles. Mr. Cox's tenacity in this matter deserves thunderous applause.

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