August 16, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On August 15, 2021 at approximately 3:17 PM, Hamilton Police were dispatched to the area of the AT&T store located on the 600 block of Marketplace Boulevard on a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Officers spoke to the victim who stated he went to the area to talk to the suspect regarding a verbal altercation that was started online. The victim was behind the AT&T store when the suspect came out and got into a fighting stance. He was also holding a screwdriver. The victim swung at the suspect and missed. He then took the suspect to the ground and felt himself being stabbed several times. The victim was stabbed on his left side of his chest, back of his neck, and left arm with the screwdriver. He was transported to Capital Health at Fuld for further treatment and is in stable condition.
The suspect who fled the scene was identified as Jmaurie Tucker, 24, of Chesterfield. He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Joe Ialacci of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-689-5822 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.