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UPDATE: Newark Man Wanted for Belleville Murder Captured at Trenton Homeless Shelter

By rlsmetro on

Essex County authorities reported that Mr. Termaine Pines, 48, of Newark, has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred on Saturday, November 20, on Van Rensselear Street in Belleville.

Officials said Pines was arrested Sunday, Dec. 19, between 9 and 9:30 p.m. at a homeless shelter in Trenton without incident. 

Police charged Pines with attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. 

His whereabouts were being tracked by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Belleville and Baltimore police departments and the US Marshal’s Service. 

The arrest was made by ECPO and Belleville detectives with assistance from the Trenton Police Department.

According to police, on November 20, a local resident was stabbed when she entered her home on Van Rensselear Street.

The victim was able to flee from the assailant and seek help. The victim was treated for her stab wounds at a local hospital.  

The suspect fled the area after the incident. When Belleville officers responded to the residence, they discovered an unresponsive elderly female in a first-floor bedroom.

Officials said this woman, who resided within the residence, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause and manner of the woman's death is pending final determination by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner.

An investigation by detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and Belleville Police Departments has led to the identification and charging of Pines.

Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC (877-847-7432).

The charges against Pines are accusations.

He is presumed innocent unless and until he enters a guilty plea or is found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.