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Suspect Arrested After Stabbing Man on Saturday Morning 7-11-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-17215

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 11th, 2020 at 10:34AM

Location:  500 Block of Jefferic Blvd., Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


51-year-old John Jackson, of Dover, was charged after stabbing a 43-year-old man on Saturday morning during an altercation.  The male victim was on his way to his place of employment when Jackson pulled along side of him in a vehicle and challenging him to a fight.  The victim continued to work and as he was walking into the back door of the business, Jackson rushed him and started a fight.  During the altercation, Jackson pulled a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times in his upper and lower extremities.  The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  Jackson was taken into custody by police at the Capital Inn without incident.  The victim and Jackson are known to one another.  

Jackson was released after posting a $20,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony

Jackson’s mugshot was not available at the time of release.