Police Make Fifth Arrest in Stabbing of Teen at Party - NECN

Police Make Fifth Arrest in Stabbing of Teen at Party

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    Police Make Fifth Arrest in Stabbing of Teen at Party
    Shelton Police Department

    Police have arrested a fifth person in connection with the May 2 stabbing of a 19-year-old woman at a house party in Shelton.

    Jamar Smith, 21, is the fifth and final person to face charges in the case, according to police, who previously arrested four teenagers linked to the assault a 833 River Road.

    Police said the brawl started inside the house and spilled out onto the street, at which point a 17-year-old girl stabbed the 19-year-old victim in the back. The injured teen, who also suffered a cut on her head, was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center for treatment.

    The following people have been arrested:

    • The 17-year-old stabbing suspect was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
    • A second 17-year-old girl was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
    • Merita Rugova, 18, of Shelton, and charged her with aiding and abetting second-degree assault, third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. She posted $5,000 bond and is due in court July 21.
    • Jeremy Thompson, 18, who lives at the home where the fight broke out, is accused of misleading investigators and was charged with interfering with an officer. He posted $1,000 bond and is due in court July 21.
    • Jamar Smith, of Derby, was arrested July 11 when police stopped his car in Bridgeport. He was charged with second-degree assault, aiding and abetting second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Smith posted $15,000 bond and is due in court July 22.