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19-year-old charged in stabbing at school basketball court in Sussex County

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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