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Man arrested, another injured after stabbing incident in Sussex County

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A man was arrest after a stabbing incident in Franklin Borough that injured another man.

Bryan Schmidt, 43, of Vernon Township, was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, disorderly conduct, and local ordinance violations.

On July 30, Schmidt is alleged to have been intoxicated and initiated a fight in the roadway on Mitchell Avenue with another male. During the fight, Schmidt was observed by a witness to draw a knife and stab the other male, at which time the witness called 9-1-1, police said.

Schmidt was quickly located and apprehended nearby, police said.

The victim was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries and was not hospitalized following the incident, police said.

Schmidt was released on a summons to the care of an area hospital pending his court appearance in Sussex County Superior Court in accordance with the NJ Bail 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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