NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One man is facing attempted murder charges and two others have been charged with assault after a stabbing incident sent two people to the hospital, according to a press release from South Brunswick Police.
Anthony Blakey, 21, of Dayton has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and aggravated assault.
Ishmael Arrington, 19, of Monmouth Junction is facing aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault charges.
Jaylon Drake, 19, of Dayton has been charged with assault and luring.
According to police, they responded to a 911 call at 7:35 p.m. on Oct. 4 to find ta grey Audi with heavy front-end damage and two men, ages 18 and 20, outside it suffering from stab wounds to the chest and arms at the corner of White Oak Court and Bard Drive North
They immediately began medical treatment, and the men were taken by South Brunswick EMS and Monmouth Junction First Aid Squad to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. One victim suffered a collapsed lung.
An investigation by Detective Rick Delucia determined that the two victims and the three suspects had a dispute originating in East Brunswick in mid-September.
On Oct. 4, the men met up in the Southridge Woods Apartment Complex in South Brunswick.
The dispute escalated and the victims fled in their car. They became lost on Bard Drive as they fled trying to get back to East Brunswick.
Moments later the suspects, in a black Acura, caught up to the victims, and the two vehicles collided.
The suspects exited their vehicle, smashed the window on the Acura, began to assault the victims and left the scene, police said.
Detectives and crime scene technicians recovered latent prints, physical evidence and a nearby ring doorbell video that captured the assault.
Several hours later, Officer Andre Civil located the suspect’s Acura parked unoccupied about a half mile away. Detectives conducted several interviews which combined with the physical evidence led to the charges.
“Violent crime is uncommon in our community, but when it occurs we will use all the resources to track down those responsible,” said Chief Raymond J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department.