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Ewing Township Man Indicted for Attempted Murder in Jackson Township

By rlsmetro on
Jackson Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on July 7, Michael Mahan, 38, of Ewing Township, was indicted on charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Eluding, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Terroristic Threats, Assault by Automobile, Assault by Automobile and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection with a series of events that transpired in Jackson Township on May 8.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on May 8, Jackson Township Police Officers responded to a 911 call for a report of a stabbing incident on Maria Street. Responding officers discovered a female with a large slash across her face. 

An investigation conducted by the Jackson Township Police revealed that the female victim had been followed to her residence by Mahan. Mahan held a knife to the victim’s neck, threatened to kill her, and then proceeded to slash her face. As a neighbor intervened and called 911, Mahan fled the area. 

The investigation found that Mahan’s vehicle was observed by Officers traveling on Toms River Road. A pursuit was initiated, and Mahan fled at a high rate of speed. As Mahan was attempting to navigate a turn onto West Veterans Highway, he struck another vehicle. 

As he continued traveling at a high rate of speed on West Veterans Highway, Mahan’s vehicle collided with yet another vehicle - forcing it off the road. Mahan’s vehicle traveled approximately 500 more feet before it became disabled; Mahan was subsequently taken into custody without incident. 

Prosecutor Billhimer said that the female victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, and the occupants of the two vehicles were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Further investigation revealed that Mahan had earlier that day, approached a female homeowner in her driveway brandishing a knife. Mahan retreated after being confronted by the female victim’s husband and their pet dog.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer Mahan has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension.