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ALERT: Search Underway for Man Wanted for Deadly Stabbing in Belleville

By rlsmetro on

Essex County Prosecutor Theodore announced that authorities have charged a suspect in connection with a stabbing incident on Saturday, November 20, on Van Rensselear Street, Belleville. 

Termaine Pines, 48, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. 

Officials said Pines remains at large and is not believed to be in the local area.

The suspect's whereabouts are being tracked by detectives from the Prosecutor's Office, the Belleville and Baltimore police departments and the US Marshal's Service.

According to police, on November 20, a local resident was stabbed when she entered her home on Van Rensselear Street.

The victim was able to flee from the assailant and seek help. This victim was treated for her stab wounds at a local hospital.  

The suspect fled the area after the incident. When Belleville officers responded to the residence, they also discovered an unresponsive elderly female in a first-floor bedroom.

Police say this woman, who resided within the residence, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause and manner of death of the woman is pending final determination by the NJ Regional Medical Examiner.

An investigation by detectives from the Prosecutor's Office and Belleville Police Departments has led to the identification and charging of Pines.

At this point in the investigation, authorities believe that this was an isolated incident and that there is no immediate threat to local residents.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Pines should call 911 or the Essex County Prosecutor's Tips Line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC (877-847-7432).