HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Two Hackettstown men were charged after they were involved in an argument that escalated to a knife attack Thursday morning.
At around 3:00 a.m., police responded to a residence on the 100 block of Mountain Avenue for a report a person who was hit in the head with a knife, police said.
When officers arrived on scene, the officers observed Randie Banghart, 21, of Hackettstown, NJ standing outside the residence, police said.
Through a police investigation it was determined that Banghart and Jorge Tapia, 21, of Hackettstown, NJ were involved in a physical altercation inside the residence, police said.
During the altercation, Tapia allegedly pulled out a knife and struck Banghart on the top of his head with the ‘butt-end’ of the knife. Banghart suffered a laceration and bleeding to the immediate area, police said.
Banghart was charged with disorderly conduct and released pending a court appearance.
Tapia was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and disorderly conduct. He was then lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility.