Cops: South Jersey Teen Stabs Man Over Ex, Charged With Attempted Murder
An 18-year-old man from Pemberton Township has been charged with attempted murder in connection to a stabbing at a hotel last week and authorities say it may have been over an ex-girlfriend.
Michael Warder has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapon-related charges, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent.
Coffina said on August 7th, Westampton Township police officers were called to a hotel in the 2000 block of Burlington-Mount Holly Road for a report of a stabbing. There, cops found a man, "who was bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds to his abdomen and arms." That man was flown to Cooper Hospital for surgery; he is expected to survive.
According to police, Warder became upset after he learned his ex-girlfriend might be in a new relationship. "He rode his bicycle to the hotel and confronted her and the victim outside of the building. Upon seeing Warder, she ran inside the hotel and was not injured," said Coffina. After the alleged stabbing, Warder left on his bike.
He was arrested three days later at his new girlfriend's home in Marlton, according to a press release.
Warder is currently being held in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing next week.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.