Berlin Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

BERLIN – A Berlin woman is behind bars this week on attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a man with whom she had an on-again, off-again relationship.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Berlin Police responded to a residence on Bay Street for a reported stabbing incident. The initial investigation revealed there had been a dispute between April Jackson, 27, of Berlin, and Raymond Raheim Jackson, 20, also of Berlin, during which Jackson used a knife to stab Johnson in the upper left shoulder.

According to police reports, the stab wound to Johnson’s shoulder was deep enough into his torso that it penetrated and punctured his left lung. Two witnesses in the area transported Johnson first to nearby Atlantic General Hospital and he was later flown to PRMC in Salisbury after the puncture wound caused his lung to collapse. His condition is not known.

Both the victim and the two witnesses identified Jackson as the suspect who used a knife to stab Johnson during the altercation. Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) Detectives arriving on the scene observed a large amount of blood on the to apartment B-6 at Bay Street as well as a trail of blood drops leading to the parking lot area, however, Jackson had fled the scene.

A warrant was sworn out for her arrest and she was taken into custody early the next morning by the Berlin Police Department. Jackson has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

At first, a District Court Commissioner ordered Jackson held without bond, but a later bail review set her bond at $500,000. However, she remained behind bars as of mid-week. Her preliminary hearing is set for July 1.

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