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Man arrested after stabbing man at a McDonald’s in Sussex County

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man several times at a McDonald’s in Franklin Borough Wednesday, police said.

On April 29, police responded to a report of a stabbing on Davis Road in Franklin Borough. When officers arrived, police made contact with the victim who stated he was stabbed at the McDonald’s, located on State Highway 23, in Franklin Borough, police said.

Officers rendered medical assistance to the victim, who exhibited multiple severe stab wounds to the left side of his body. The victim was flown to Morristown Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which initially appeared
to be severe. He was last listed in stable condition as of Thursday, police said.

After several hours, detectives made contact with the suspect who was identified as Kenneth C. Royce, Jr., 35, of Ogdensburg and was identified as a Latin King Gang member, police said.

Royce was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. He was turned over to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department and then transported him to the Morris County Jail where he was lodged pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing, police said.

The Sparta Police Department, Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, and New Jersey State Police Crime Scene Processing assisted in the investigation along with the Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad and Saint Clare’s Paramedics.

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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