The violent incident went down around 10:40 a.m. The Mount Olive Police Department got a call about a disturbance at a home located in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, New Jersey.
When Mount Olive police officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that a female had stabbed a 47-year-old male in his arm and head.
The suspect reportedly committed the assault with a steak knife.
After the alleged attack, Mount Olive Township detectives and investigators with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division investigated the incident.
Emergency responders rushed the victim to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, where he got medical treatment for his injuries. The victim was later released from the hospital.
Meanwhile, the suspect was arrested at the scene. She was subsequently charged with multiple crimes, including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and terroristic threats.
If the suspect is convicted on the aggravated assault charges, she would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who causes serious bodily injury to another person while using a weapon can be charged with a second degree crime. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. She was being held at the jail on a $35K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Woman in Mount Olive Accused of Stabbing Man in the Head and Arm.”