Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Raritan Township Police Chief Glenn Tabasko announced that Ciro Perrone, wanted for an attempted murder that took place in the early hours of New Year’s Day, has surrendered.


According to Prosecutor Kearns, “Mr. Perrone surrendered to Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office detectives this afternoon. Mr. Perrone has been charged with 1st degree Attempted Murder, 2nd degree Aggravated Assault, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, and 4th degree Possession of a Weapon.

On January 1, 2018, at approximately 4:00 am, the Raritan Township Police Department responded to a residence in Raritan Township for the report of a victim with a stab wound. A male victim was found with a stab wound to his shoulder. The victim was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and was admitted in critical condition. Mr. Perrone departed the scene before police arrived. The victim in the attack has been released from the hospital.


Prosecutor Kearns added, Mr. Perrone was processed by Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office detectives and will be transported to the Somerset County Jail.”

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