Toms River Man Who Stabbed Woman During Fight to Be Held in Jail Until Trial

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – A Toms River man, Jesse Rucci, 39, has been ordered to be remanded in the Ocean County Jail until his trial after stabbing a female passenger in a vehicle on Whitty Road.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office reported on March 23,, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Toms River Police Officers were summoned to the area of North Bay Avenue and Whitty Road for a report of a physical altercation taking place on the side of the roadway. 

“A subsequent investigation revealed that Rucci – who was a passenger in a motor vehicle – began stabbing the female driver of the vehicle,” the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said. “The driver was able to pull over to the side of the road and exit the vehicle, at which time Rucci followed her and continued to assault her.  A local resident who witnessed the incident was able to restrain Rucci until the Officers arrived.”

  The female victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.  Rucci was taken into custody at the scene and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest.