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Man arrested, charged in connection with Dover homicide

DOVER, NJ (Morris County) – A Dover man has been arrested in connection with a homicide on August 29, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said.

On Sunday, at around 7:40 a.m., police responded to the area of West Blackwell Street and Randolph Avenue in Dover on the report of a man lying on the sidewalk. On arrival, officers located a deceased man, Carroll said.

Following an autopsy, the Morris County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be a single stab wound and the manner of death to be homicide, Carroll said.

It is alleged that the victim was stabbed by Santiago Agudelo, 54, during an argument on the sidewalk of West Blackwell Street, Carroll said.

“The victim’s name and identity will not be released at this time, pending notification to next of kin,” Carroll said.

Agudelo was taken into custody on August 29 and was charged with second-degree manslaughter, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution. He remains lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing, Carroll said.

Dover Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200, the Dover Police Department at 973-366-2200, or Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-267-2255.  Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous. Information on how to leave an anonymous call or text message can be found at the Crime Stoppers Program website at www.morriscrimestoppers.org.

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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