Brooklawn Fight Leads to Attempted Murder Charges
Brooklawn NJ police recently arrested a man accused of stabbing someone outside a local bowling alley.
The suspect is a 31-year-old man from Camden County, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect got into a violent altercation at Westbrook Lanes Family Bowling Center a short time before 2:00 a.m. He was reportedly getting drinks at the bar located inside the bowling alley building and began to argue with another person. The two men allegedly exchanged heated words and then continued the argument outside the bowling alley. The verbal dispute eventually became physical, with the suspect allegedly using a knife to stab the victim in the groin.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly ran off and tried to flee the scene of the stabbing. Meanwhile, someone dialed 911 to alert local law enforcement to the situation. Emergency medical responders rushed to the bowling alley and found the victim suffering from a knife wound. He was briefly treated at the scene and then transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Doctors at the Camden medical facility determined that the victim needed emergency surgery to save his life. He was listed in stable condition after the surgery.
Attempted Murder Charges in Brooklawn, New Jersey
Detectives with the Brooklawn Police Department investigated the stabbing and spoke to witnesses who were able to identify the suspect. Police officers eventually located the suspect and placed him under arrest without further incident. He was subsequently charged with multiple crimes, including attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
NJ Bail Reform Guidelines
While the suspect awaits resolution of his case, he is being held at the Camden County Jail. Under the state’s new bail reform guidelines, the suspect could potentially remain in custody at the correctional facility until he goes to trial on the very serious criminal charges. That’s because NJ law gives superior court judges discretion to hold criminal defendants without bail when they have been charged with violent crimes and pose a risk to public safety.
If you were charged with a violent crime in South Jersey, you should speak with a qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Jill R. Cohen, Esq., is an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you throughout the legal process. Contact The Law Offices of Jill R. Cohen today to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.