1/22 – Atlantic Highlands Man Indicted for Attempted Murder of Roommate

January 22, 2014
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By John Burton

FREEHOLD – An Atlantic Highlands man was charged in a four-count indictment that included attempted murder.

A Monmouth County grand jury on Tuesday handed up the indictment against 23-year-old Joseph M. Dickey 3rd, additionally charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, according the indictment.

Middletown police arrested Dickey at his Thousand Oaks drive apartment on Sept. 17. Authorities at the time of his arrest said Dickey stabbed his roommate, a 24-year-old man, multiple times during the course of an argument.

The roommate, who was not identified, was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.

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