Allenhurst woman faces years in prison following stabbing and standoff
An Allenhurst woman is facing charges after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend then engaging in a two-hour standoff with law enforcement on June 7, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.
31-year old Lindsey DiGeronimo, of Spier Avenue in Allenhurst is charged with third degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, third degree Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife).
Allenhurst Police received a 9-1-1 call from the boyfriend who told them he had been stabbed around 7:10 pm.
Officers arrived on the scene but DiGeronimo didn't want to come out of the apartment nor be in touch with investigators.
The apartment building was evacuated, as were nearby businesses.
Police also closed off the surrounding area with help from the Monmouth County Rapid Deployment Force and Deal Police Department.
She was taken out of the apartment two-hours later following negotiations by officers with the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT).
DiGeronimo was treated on scene by the Allenhurst First Aid Squad and was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment on a self-inflicted, non-life threatening injury.
Investigators say that at no time was there any threat to the community and the neighbors were allowed back into their apartments around 10:00 p.m.
If convicted, DiGeronimo faces 5 years in prison on both the third degree offenses and 18 months incarceration on the fourth degree crime.
She remains detained at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending her first appearance in Superior Court, scheduled for today.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
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