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.