BAYONNE, NJ - A violent altercation at a home on West 20th Street resulted in two arrests and two victims receiving treatment at Bayonne Medical Center. One of the suspects was also treated for injuries he sustained in the attack.
According to a statement by Lt. Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the residence at approximately 4:45 p.m. on a report of a stabbing. Once on the scene police observed a male, later identified as Raymond D. Rouse, 21, a Bayonne resident, standing outside with an apparent arm injury.
The victims, a 32-year old male and 30-year old female reported that the incident began when Rouse banged at the door of the apartment, which was also occupied by children, and stated that a GPS tracking program showed his lost cell phone was located inside.
After telling Rouse that they did not have the phone the victim closed the door only to be confronted several minutes later by the second suspect, Inda Schenck, also of Bayonne, who pushed her way in the partially opened door and grabbed the victim by the hair. The female suspect then allegedly struck the female victim in the back of the head with a dumbbell before beating her with a broomstick.
Hearing the commotion, the male victim exited the bedroom and was met by a punch in the face by Rouse which rendered him temporarily unconscious. After regaining consciousness the male victim grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Rouse in the arm.
After the assault both suspects fled the apartment allowing the female victim to call the police from her daughter’s cell phone, as her own was said to have been removed from the home.
Both suspects were arrested at the scene and charged with Aggravated Assault, Burglary and Theft, while Schenck faces an additional charge of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.