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Lindenwold Man Accused of Attacking Father with a Machete


Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan reported a Lindenwold man was arrested Monday for attempted murder.

Police arrested and charged James Rodgers, 29, with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Police arrived in response to a 9-1-1 call to Rodgers’ residence on Pine Grove Avenue yesterday, August 21st at approximately 5:47 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found the suspect’s 61-year-old father suffering from multiple slash wounds to his head and body.

The injuries were a result of allegedly being struck by the son multiple times with a machete. The father was air lifted to Cooper University Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

James Rodgers will be remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a Centralized First Appearance followed by a pretrial detention hearing in accordance with the New Jersey Bail Reform.

Under the recent Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order Rodgers be detained without bail or released with conditions.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.