Ocean County Man Arrested In Early Morning Stabbing

Christopher Mawson (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  SEASIDE PARK – A Toms River man has been arrested and charged after stabbing a man multiple times early Tuesday morning, police said.

  Around 1 a.m., Seaside Park Police responded to a 911 call regarding a man lying in the street in the area of North Ocean Avenue. The victim, 22, was found with multiple stab wounds.

  Officials said he is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

  After an extensive investigation, police determined that Christopher Mawson, 28, was responsible for stabbing the victim. He was taken into custody at Seaside Heights Police Headquarters. He was processed at Seaside Park Police Headquarters and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he is currently lodged pending a detention hearing.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer commended the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Seaside Park Police Department, Seaside Park Police Department Detective Bureau, Seaside Heights Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collaborative assistance in connection with this investigation leading to Mawson’s swift apprehension.

  The charges referenced are merely accusations and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.