BURLINGTON CITY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 39-year-old city resident has been charged with stabbing a man in the neck yesterday morning inside a house in the 500 block of Linden Avenue.
Terrell Dennis, of the 100 block of East Federal Street, was charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree).
Dennis was arrested yesterday evening in Camden and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. A detention hearing will be held later this week.
The investigation began after City of Burlington police officers were called to the residence just after 7 a.m. yesterday for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they discovered that the victim, 28, had been stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife. He was taken to a Trenton hospital, where he remains in critical but stable condition.
The investigation quickly identified Dennis as a suspect. The motive for the stabbing continues to be investigated.
Dennis will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Bob Van Gilst, supervisor of the BCPO Major Crimes Unit – Violent Crimes Section. The investigation was conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department, with assistance from the NJ Transit Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Detective Erica Ridge and City of Burlington PD Detective Corporal Anna Czajka.
All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.