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Man Charged for New Jersey Water Park Stabbing

BERLIN, NJ –  Rashawn Parker Jr. was taken into custody today in Pennsylvania by members of the U.S. Marshals N.Y./N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force – Camden Division and U.S. Marshals Eastern P.A. Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force.  Park was wanted for the stabbing at the Sahara Sam’s Oasis water park two weeks ago.

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Rashawn Parker Jr., 30, of Chester, P.A., has been charged with the following in the incident:

One count of 2nd -degree Attempted Kidnapping
One count of 3rd degree Aggravated Assault
One count of 3rd -degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
One count of 2nd -degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
One count of 3rd -degree Interference with Custody
One count of 4th -degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
One count of 4th degree Violation of a Restraining Order
One count of DP Simple Assault

Police were called to the water park on the 500 block of Rt. 73 North in West Berlin for a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a male victim with a stab wound to the upper body.

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Through the investigation, detectives learned Parker spotted his child at the park. Despite the fact that he does not have custody of the child, Parker attempted to leave the park with the child. When the adults who the child came with tried to intervene, detectives said Parker became physically aggressive, punching one female victim and stabbing the male victim before running toward a car and driving away.

 

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