Breaking News: Essex County Democratic Chair, LeRoy Jones, allegedly punches elderly campaign worker in the face. More to come. has obtained a video that appears to show Leroy Jones, the Essex County Democratic Party Chairman, punch an elderly East Orange resident in the face in a senior citizen building on June 2 of this year.

Jones can be seen entering the lobby of 777 Springdale Avenue where he encounters Bill Graves, 75, a retired Army Veteran. The men appear to exchange words before Jones twice strikes Graves about his face with his fist. Graves, who suffers from severe glaucoma and who is completely blind in one eye and legally blind in the other, was taken to the local Veteran Administration Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his face and eye.

Leroy Jones was not arrested at the scene but was later charged with disorderly conduct.

The case has been moved from Essex County to Hudson County

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commented 2015-07-07 19:37:49 -0700
Leroy Jones has always been a stand up person. There is definitely more to this story.
commented 2015-06-11 03:47:22 -0700
I am not sure if this is true or not. What I can say however is, this story is hilarious..
commented 2015-06-02 12:34:50 -0700
Leroy Jones is a man of honesty and integrity in the highest order — this is so out of character until it has to be unfounded.
commented 2015-06-02 09:02:14 -0700
I don’t believe it. Leroy Jones is a great person. There must be more to this story…