NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man is accused of stabbing a 22-year-old man early Sunday morning at a basketball court outside the Lakeland-Andover School in Newton.
On May 22, at around 3:48 a.m., police received a report of a stabbing that occurred on the property of the Lakeland-Andover School, located at 20 Jefferson Street, police said.
Officers responded to the area of basketball court behind the school and located the 22-year-old male victim suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen. An officer treated the victim’s injury until he was taken to the Newton Medical Center for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, police said.
Investigation led to Reiley Herrin, 19, of Newton being identified as the alleged suspect. Herrin fled the scene and was located in the area by a responding officer where he was taken into custody and in possession of the knife, police said.
Herrin was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree possession of an unlawful weapon.
Herrin was then lodged in the Morris County Jail per the Criminal Justice Reform Act, police said.