On April 2, 2019 the Middlesex Township Police responded to an address on Sassafras Lane for a report of an assault that had occurred. Upon arrival the responding officer spoke to the victim who had visible injuries. During the investigation the responding officer determined that the injuries sustained by the victim were caused by Walter Sproat.
Sproat was taken into custody on the charges of simple assault and harassment. Sproat was transported to the Cumberland County Prison.