The incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. The Mount Olive Police Department received a call about a disturbance at a residence in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, NJ.
When police officers arrived at the home, they found out that a female had stabbed a 47-year-old man in both the arm and the head.
The suspect allegedly used a steak knife to commit the attack.
After the alleged assault, Mount Olive Township detectives and investigators with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division conducted an investigation.
Emergency responders took the victim to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. He received medical treatment at the hospital and was later released.
Meanwhile, the suspect was placed under arrest at the scene. She has been charged with several crimes, including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and terroristic threats.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of aggravated assault, she faces significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who causes serious bodily injury to another person can be charged with a second degree felony and potentially sentenced to 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. She was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $35,000 bail.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Woman in Mount Olive Accused of Stabbing Man in the Head and Arm.”