21-year-old accused in stabbing

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A 21-year-old woman from Middle Township faces charges of attempted homicide after allegedly stabbing a man in the back several times in the early hours Wednesday.

As of midday Thursday, March 7, the victim was listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

Authorities say that the victim visited Flynn and Joseph Pierce, 38, also of Middle Township when the victim and Pierce got into a fight. According to the prosecutor’s office, during the fight, Flynn allegedly stabbed the victim several times in the back.

He fled the residence, and called the police.

The name of the stabbing victim was not released.

Middle Township Police Department received a call from the stabbing victim about 3:55 a.m. after he fled the home. The stabbing occurred 800 block of Main Street in the Edgewood section of Middle Township, according to a press release.

Officers responded and found the man bleeding from the back. He was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Flynn was charged with attempted murder, a first-degree crime; aggravated  assault, a second-degree crime; possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, a third-degree crime; and unlawful possession of a weapon; a fourth-degree crime.

Flynn was placed in the Cape May County jail on $300,000 cash bail.

Pierce was charged with simple assault and released on a summons.

A court-authorized search warrant was executed at the home by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Crime Scene Unit and the Middle Township Police Major Crimes Unit. A knife was found in the bathtub, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

The investigation was conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Crime Scene Unit, and the Middle Township Patrol Division and Major Crimes Unit.

Prosecutor Robert Taylor advises that people convicted of a first-degree crime are subject 10 to 20 years of imprisonment in state prison; people convicted of a second-degree crime could spend 5 to 10 years in state prison; people convicted of a third-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years in state prison; and people convicted of a fourth-degree crime are subject to be imprisoned for no more than 18 months.

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