Police Arrest Montgomery Resident for Aggravated Assault with a Knife
By Barbara A. Preston | April 30, 2021
Montgomery Township police arrested Safi N. Hill, 22, of Dominicus Court, Belle Mead, on Thursday, April 29, for allegedly using a knife to stab another Montgomery resident during a dispute.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson stated that on Thursday, April 29, at 4:48 pm, officers from the Montgomery Township Police Department responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls to the area of Dominicus Drive for a report of a fight in progress involving a knife and at least one person suffering stab wounds.
Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year-old township male resident with multiple stab/laceration wounds to his torso, back, hands, and arm.
Witnesses told responding officers that the suspect ran into a nearby residence. Responding officers made contact with two family members of the residence, whom were unaware of the incident and safely exited the house, police said.
Prosecutor Robertson said an investigation revealed the suspect, who was identified as Safi Hill, was inside of the home, possibly in the basement.
After a brief period of time, Montgomery Township Police were able to convince Mr. Hill to exit the residence. Hill was taken into custody at the scene without incident.
Arresting Officers observed the defendant Hill had sustained minor injuries during the altercation and was transported to an area hospital by Montgomery Township EMS Squad 47, along with Montgomery Township Police. The 27-year-old male victim was treated at the scene and refused further medical treatment.
Prosecutor Robertson stated defendant Hill was charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Assault; 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon; 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose; 3rd degree Terroristic Threats; and 3rd degree Criminal Mischief. Defendant Hill was subsequently treated and released from an area hospital, transported and lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing. The matter remains under investigation regarding the motive for the assault.
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Prosecutor Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and Montgomery Police Captain James Gill request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 908.231.7100 or the Montgomery Township Police Department at 908.359.3222 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1.888.577.TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.