Update: Stabbing Near Kirkwood Highway Library


Update – Saturday (September 2) Jason Mathew has turned himself in to New Castle County Police Headquarters after learning of the initial press release, according to NCCPD Spokesman M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.

He has been charged with Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Felony Assault 2nd Degree, Felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon By A Person Prohibited and Misdemeanor Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree.

Mathew is being held at Howard Young Correctional Facility in lieu of $27,100 secured bail.

Original Story

Newark – New Castle County Police (NCCPD) are seeking assistance in locating an assault suspect from the area of the 6000 block of Old Capitol Trail, according to NCCPD Spokesman M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd.

Eckerd said On Friday, September, 1 at about 2:30 pm County Police were dispatched to 6000 block of Old Capitol Trail for an assault. Upon arrival, police made contact with a 26-year-old male who had been the victim of a stab wound, according to Eckerd.

Interviews revealed that the suspect had been observed in the backyard of a property and had been confronted by two residents of the house, said Eckerd. A physical confrontation ensued and during that confrontation, the victim was stabbed under his armpit with a knife, said Eckerd.

Officials indicated that they developed Jason B. Mathew, a 46-year-old as a suspect in the case.  Mathew is described as a white male with acne on his face and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, gray and blue backpack, running up Old Capitol Trail towards St. James Church Road.

Eckerd said the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment but did not elaborate on the man’s injuries or condition.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jason B. Mathew to please contact New Castle County Police at 302-573-2800.

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