Arrest Made in Deadly Trenton Stabbing

A Trenton man charged with the June 21, 2020 murder of Robert Neal in Trenton was arrested this morning in North Carolina, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Police say Mr. Martel Tilghman, 36, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

There is no scheduled court appearance at this time. He was arrested Wednesday morning in Greensboro, NC, by members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. Just before 9 p.m. on June 21, Trenton police received several calls for a street fight and a male stabbed in the 200 block of Rosemont Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, later identified as Neal, suffering from stab wounds to the abdomen.

He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced a short time later.

The investigation revealed that an altercation occurred during a party at a residence on Rosemont Avenue and the suspect struck a female.

Police say Neal attempted to intervene when the verbal altercation became physical and he was stabbed.

A second male victim was also cut with a knife during the scuffle.