Throat Stabbing Ends Verbal Dispute, Police Say
One Hackettstown man hospitalized, another detained by immigration services.
A dispute between two men in Hackettstown Saturday night resulted in one being stabbed in the neck and immigration detainer, Hackettstown Police said.
Police found Nelson Granados-Oviedo, 23, of Hackettstown, with a wound to his neck when they responded to a physical dispute on Main Street, Det. Darren Tynan said.
An investigation revealed Miguel Guerra-Arias, 50, of Hackettstown, and Granados-Oviedo began arguing, which led to the older man stabbing the younger in the throat with a knife, Tynan said.
Granados-Oviedo was taken to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and was later transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.
Guerra-Arias was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and aggravated assault with a weapon.
An immigration detainer has been put on Guerra-Arias by Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Tynan said. He was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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