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Neptune Man Charged with Murder in Connection with Stabbing

Neptune Township

A Neptune Township man has been charged with murder as a result of a stabbing incident that took place Sunday morning in the same town, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.

According to officials, Derrick Simms, 32, of Neptune, was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife) and Hindering after fatally stabbing a male victim during an altercation on Sunday morning, August 7. 

Officials said, at approximately 5:44 a.m. on Sunday morning, Neptune Township Police Department officers were dispatched to Squirrel Road for a reported stabbing. 

Upon arrival, one male victim was discovered in the front yard, unresponsive, with a stab wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The investigation is active and ongoing at this time. 

According to county officials, Simms is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute (MCCI) pending a detention hearing. 

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Christopher Guy at 800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Police Officer Robert Hagerman at 732-988-8000.