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Couple Sought in Stabbing and Beating in Perth Amboy

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Stabbing suspects Jashira Figueroa (L)  and Jesus Gonzalez, (R) Credits: MCPO
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities are actively searching for a man and a woman who have been charged with attacking another couple on Smith Street in Perth Amboy. The announcement was made by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Benjamin Ruiz of the Perth Amboy Police Department.

Jesus Gonzalez, 35, and Jashira Figueroa, 25, are being sought in the Smith Street attack, which occurred at about 3 p.m. on December 10, 2014.

Gonzalez has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. Figueroa was charged with aggravated assault.

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The charges were filed during an investigation by Detective Andreea Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Sandy Rivera of the Perth Amboy Police Department.

The investigation determined that Gonzalez and Figueroa confronted another couple on Smith Street. Gonzalez stabbed and beat a 29-year-old man, and then kicked and stomped the 25-year-old female victim, who also was severely beaten by Figueroa.

The victims were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where the 29-year-old man is being treated for a stab wound. His condition was not immediately available.

The 25-year-old woman also was taken to the hospital, where she was treated and released.

Police continue to search for Gonzalez and Figueroa.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745- 4274, or Detective Rivera of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732) 324-3856.

In addition, Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc. is offering cash rewards to anyone who knows the whereabouts of Gonzalez and Figueroa and wants to notify authorities anonymously.

Callers may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-939-9600, or may access the Crime Stoppers website at middlesextips.com. Text messages with information may also be sent to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ‘’midtip’’ followed by a message.

Those who call will be given instructions on how to collect rewards by using a numerical code that will be recognized by a local bank, which will pay the rewards following arrest of one or both individuals. Rewards also must be approved by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Gonzalez and Figueroa are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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