Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan reported a Lindenwold man was arrested Monday for attempted murder.

James Rodgers, 29, was arrested and charged with one count of first degree Attempted Murder, one count of third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and one count of fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Police arrived in response to a 9-1-1 call to Rodgers’ residence on Pine Grove Avenue yesterday, August 21, 2017 at approximately 5:47 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found the suspect’s 61-year-old father suffering from multiple slash wounds to his head and body. The injuries were a result of allegedly being struck by the son multiple times with a machete. The father was air lifted to Cooper University Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.

James Rodgers will be remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a Centralized First Appearance followed by a pretrial detention hearing in accordance with the New Jersey Bail Reform.

Under the recent Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order Rodgers be detained without bail or released with conditions.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Released Tuesday, August 22, 2017