SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Timothy Fitzgerald and Somerville Borough Chief of Police Dennis Manning have announced that law enforcement authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jibril Reynolds, age 31, whose last known address is Lawrence Street in New Brunswick.
Prosecutor Soriano states that on Friday, July 18, at approximately 11:15 p.m. Somerville police responded to the emergency room of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville on a report of a victim being treated for a knife wound. Responding officers met with victim and observed the blade of a knife protruding from the victim’s lower back.
The victim related that at approximately 10:30 p.m. he and an individual only known to him as “Jibril” engaged in a verbal argument in the vicinity of Center and Third streets in Somerville. As he turned to walk away from Jibril, he felt a sharp jab to his back. Subsequent to entering a vehicle to leave the area, the victim realized that he had been stabbed with a knife and that the knife blade was still lodged in his back. A friend transported the victim to the emergency room.
Detectives assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to assist in the investigation.
The investigation revealed that Jibril Reynolds was the individual who assaulted the victim.
Defendant Reynolds has been charged with Aggravated Assault, 3rd degree and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, third degree.
Prosecutor Soriano, Chief Fitzgerald and Chief Manning request that anyone who knows of defendant Reynolds whereabouts, do not attempt to contact or apprehend him, contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Somerville Police Department at (908) 725-0331, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All Crime Stoppers calls and online tips will be kept confidential.