UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Hawthorne Stabbing

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes Prospect Park Police Chief Charlie Atie, and Hawthorne Police Chief Richard McAuliffe announce that Omroy O. Williams, 34, of Prospect Park, was arrested Sunday following a stabbing investigation.

Police charged Williams with Attempted Murder, Frist Degree; Aggravated Assault, Second Degree; Aggravated Assault, Third Degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife), Fourth Degree; and Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose, Third Degree.

According to officials, on Sunday at approximately 8:49 p.m., members of the Hawthorne Police Department responded to the area of Lafayette Avenue on a report of a male bleeding.

Upon arrival, police located a 26-year-old male Saddle Brook resident who had sustained multiple stab wounds. The victim was immediately transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in the area of North 11th Street Prospect Park when stabbed.

The sentencing exposure for Williams on First Degree Attempted Murder is 10-20 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act and 5 years parole supervision; on Second Degree Aggravated Assault it is 5- 10 years New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the terms to be served before parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act and 3 years parole supervision; Third Degree Aggravated Assault it is 3-5 years New Jersey State Prison; on Fourth Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon it is 18 months New Jersey State Prison; and on Third Degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose it is 3-5 years New Jersey State Prison.