Police have released an image of a person of interest in the stabbings at a gentlemen’s club in Jefferson, New Jersey.
Jefferson NJ police officers responded to a report of a fight at Club 15 Gentlemen’s Club on Route 15 South.
Later, police received a report of a 22-year-old Morristown NJ man who went to the St. Clare’s-Dover hospital for treatment for stab wounds. The injured man said that he suffered the injuries during a fight. Police said that a 21-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were also treated at Morristown Medical Center for moderate “knife-inflicted” injuries.
Jefferson police examined video surveillance footage of the fight and identified a person of interest in the case. According to the Morris County CrimeStoppers website, police are currently searching for the man.
In New Jersey, aggravated assault is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). In this case, if a person is eventually arrested for the stabbing, he could face second degree aggravated assault charges because the attack involved a deadly weapon. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault can result in a term of incarceration of up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the person of interest.
For more information about this incident, see the NJ.com article entitled “Police Seeking Person of Interest After Strip Club Stabbings, Offer Reward.“