Attempted murder charges lodged following incident in Eatontown

Two people have been charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred during the early morning hours of June 19 in Eatontown, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on June 21.

Gramiccioni said Casey Ern, 29, of Cromwell, Conn., and Stephanie Tillman, 28, of Eatontown, have been charged with first degree attempted murder, first degree conspiracy to commit murder, first degree armed robbery, fourth degree unlawful possession of a weapon and third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in connection with the stabbing of a 48-year-old man.

Shortly before 2 a.m., Eatontown police officers responded to the Crystal Inn Motel, Route 35, to investigate a report that a man had been stabbed.

Upon their arrival, the officers found a man with multiple stab wounds to his neck and body, according to the prosecutor’s office. The man was transported to a hospital for treatment.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Eatontown Police Department led to the arrests of Ern and Tillman, according to Gramiccioni. If convicted of the first degree offenses, Ern and Tillman each face up to 20 years in state prison.