Following what authorities are describing as a domestic violence incident that took place over money, a 37-year old Jersey City man has been taken into custody.
Troy Shipman, of Duncan Avenue, was arrested earlier this week after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the chest and right thigh with a knife when she refused to give him money. The incident apparently occurred at Brinkerhoff Street and Monticello Avenue, after which the ex-girlfriend (whose identity is being withheld for her protection) was taken to the Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.
Police searched the area for Shipman, but could not locate him. He later surrendered himself. He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. If convicted, he could face upwards of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Shipman appeared via videoconference yesterday at the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City, at which time his bail was set at $50,000 with the 10% option.
For more information, see the Jersey Journal article entitled, “Jersey City police say man, 37, stabs ex-girlfriend in money dispute.”