Argument over dog bite turns bloody

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two people were transported to the hospital with cuts and stab wounds and a suspect is in custody on assault charges following a bloody argument between neighbors Sunday, Dec. 23 stemming from a dog bite the day before.

When Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to Hoover Drive in Mays Landing at 10:23 a.m. for a reported stabbing, they found a 25-year-old female who was stabbed in the back with a barbecue fork. A second victim, a 33-year-old male, received numerous lacerations to his hands from broken glass. Both subjects were transported to Atlantic City Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect, identified as Eugene Robinson, 37, of Mays Landing, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Robinson was lodged in the Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility in Mays Landing in lieu of $10,000 bail, as well as other unrelated warrants.

Police said an argument started between neighbors as a result of a dog bite that occurred on Dec. 22. The argument escalated into a physical altercation with several injuries.

The dog, which was the subject of a special police bulletin issued Dec. 23, has been seized by Animal Control.

Police had notified the public to be on the lookout for a black and white American Staffordshire terrier (looks like a pit bull) that went missing in the area of Brandywood Development in Mays Landing.

Police said at the time that the dog is aggressive and should not be approached. The public was advised to call 911 immediately if they see it.

Police responding to the scene included Officer Brian Miller and Detective Frank Schalek.




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