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ALERT: Man Wanted for Machete Attack at Newark Auto Dealership


An arrest warrant has been issued for Mr. Troy Stephens, 31, who is wanted for aggravated assault when he attacked a man with a machete today at a car dealership in the 200 block of 14th Avenue.


Police say the victim, an employee at the car dealership, told police that an upset customer cut him on his arm with a machete around 10:55 a.m.Stephens, 31, was later identified by police as the suspect, who was last seen driving a Silver 2012 Dodge RAM Pickup truck west bound on 14th Avenue.


Stephens, whose last known residence is Newark and Hillside, is described as 5’-8” and 180-200 pounds.


He has brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion. In addition to the aggravated assault charge, Stephens is also wanted for possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

      While detectives investigating this incident are seeking the public’s help with locating this suspect, Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about him to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).  All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.