Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a woman has been charged for allegedly stabbing a New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency employee Monday at an office building in Camden.
Taisha Edwards, F/30, of Camden, was charged with Criminal Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault with a Knife, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. She is being held at the Camden County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Edwards is accused of stabbing a female DCPP case worker multiple times with a knife shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. The attack happened in a hallway outside the DCPP office on the 100 block of Haddon Avenue in Camden. Edwards is believed to be a client of the victim.
Several of the victim’s co-workers witnessed the attack and were able to overpower and detain Edwards until Camden County Police arrived and took her into custody.
The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital and was reported to be in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Laurence Wachter at (856) 225-8467 or Camden County Police Detective Michael Shomo at (856) 757-7420.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or texted to CCTIP.
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Released Tuesday November, 18, 2014.