Authorities in Ocean County say a man from Millville has been charged with attempted murder as cops try to track him down.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Toms River Township Police Chief Mitchell Little say 34-year-old Carles Bryant of Millville has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and contempt in connection to an incident on March 3rd where woman was apparently stabbed multiple times.

Billhimer's office says,

On March 3, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Toms River Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Hooper Avenue in reference to a physical altercation taking place in the lobby of the Hotel involving a male and a female. When responding Officers arrived they found a female victim – unresponsive with multiple apparent stab wounds to the head, face, and body. The female was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where she is listed in stable but critical condition. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau has resulted in Bryant being identified as the assailant responsible for female’s injuries.

Billhimer said in a statement, "Bryant is encouraged to turn himself in, a warrant has been issued for his arrest, and his name has been placed in the National Crime Information Center database. Anyone with information concerning Bryant’s whereabouts – or any information at all regarding this investigation – is urged to contact Detective Denis Mitchell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, or Detective Ryan Quinn of the Toms River Township Police Department at 732-349-0150."

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