The Newton Police Department on Monday released the details of a stabbing that reportedly occurred at around 3:48 a.m. on Sunday, May 22.
According to the announcement, the Newton Police Department received a report of a stabbing that occurred on the grounds of the Lakeland-Andover School (20 Jefferson Street, Newton). Newton police officers went to the area of the basketball court behind the school and located a 22-year-old male victim suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen. An officer treated the victim’s injury until he was taken to the Newton Medical Center for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.
An investigation of the incident eventually led police to Reiley Herrin, 19, of Newton, who authorities identified as the perpetrator. Herrin allegedly fled the scene and was located in the area by a responding officer where he was taken into custody and reportedly in possession of the knife.
Herrin was charged with the following offenses: aggravated assault in the third degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree, and possession of an unlawful weapon in the fourth degree.
Newton Municipal Court Judge James P. Sloan authorized the issuance of the complaint warrant for the arrest of Herrin, who was then processed and lodged in the Morris County Jail.
The supposed reason for the attack was not released.