Bail set at $1,000 cash

Camden man arrested for knife assault

By Juliette Laaka | Jul 18, 2013

Rockland — A Camden man was arrested July 17 and charged with aggravated assault after he attacked another man with a knife during a fight about money, police said.

Jerimiah Jenkins, 33, was confronted at his Rockland Cottage Street home about a debt he owed, said Rockland Police Deputy Chief Wally Tower.

Tower said although Jenkins lives in Rockland, his address is listed as Camden.

The two men got into a physical struggle and Jenkins pulled a knife from its sheath and attempted to stab the other man, according to police. The victim was mostly unharmed and did not require medical attention. He sustained a minor cut to his leg and his clothing was ripped, said Tower.

Police were called to the scene at about 10:30 a.m. Officer Lloyd Daniels, Sgt. Don Finnegan and Officer Scott Solorzano responded to the call.

At Jenkins' arraignment July 19, his lawyer William Pagnano said Jenkins was the one who was confronted at his home, called police, and had cuts on his hands. Pagnano also commented on Jenkins' slight stature, adding he did not know what the other man involved looked like. Pagnano said these facts were important to consider in deciding bail. Jenkins told the judge, Patricia Worth, that he acted in self defense.

Jenkins has two prior convictions in Pennsylvania, one for terrorizing.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash. Conditions of Jenkins' release include he have no contact with the victim, and not possess dangerous weapons. As of Monday morning, July 22, Jenkins remained incarcerated.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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