Teen stabbing suspect surrenders to Clifton police
An 18-year-old double stabbing suspect who evaded police for more than two weeks surrendered to law enforcement Tuesday.
Detective Sgt. Robert Bracken told NJ Advance Media Wednesday that Darin Barone of Clifton turned himself in to detectives in the Clifton Police Department's Juvenile Division Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities say that on Jan. 3 at approximately 7:15 a.m., a dispute took place on the 900 block of Bloomfield Avenue in Clifton during which two men from the same city, ages 18 and 20, were stabbed in the arms. While one of the victims sustained only a minor injury, the second suffered a more serious injury that required surgery.
“Both were admitted to the hospital and have since been released,” Clifton Police Detective Sgt. Robert Bracken said in a press release Monday.
Clifton Police and the department’s Juvenile Division investigated the incident and named Barone as a suspect in the double stabbing. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of weapons possession.
Barone - who police said may have been armed and dangerous while evading authorities - was arrested and later transported to Passaic County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail with no 10 percent option, police told NJ Advance Media.
The teen's mother, Diane Barone, 47, was arrested on Jan. 6 for allegedly misleading officers and hindering the apprehension of her son.
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