By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Mercer County announced that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Bridgeton Township man for the stabbing death of Corey Jones.
Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri stated that James B. Draper, 46, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and three weapons offenses, including certain persons not to possess a weapon.
According to officials, he was detained without incident in Bridgeton on Wednesday.
The prosecutor’s office will file a motion to detain Draper pending trial, officials stated.
Authorities say just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, Trenton police responded to the area of Cross Street and Kersey Alley in response to a call for an unresponsive male.
Upon arrival, officials say, officers located a male victim on the sidewalk, rea suffering from numerous stab wounds.
The victim, identified as Corey Jones, 40, of Trenton, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, officials said.
The investigation is ongoing.