Brick Man Arrested in Overnight Stabbing

Argument may have led to assault, police say

A Brick man was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with stabbing another township man earlier in the night.

Police responded to an emergency call at 10:05 p.m. Monday night reporting that a man had been beaten at 1448 Brentwood Avenue during an alleged argument, Brick Police Capt. John Rein said.

When police arrived at the scene, officers and medical personnel determined Richard Peal, a 33-year-old township resident, had suffered a severe stab wound to his abdomen as well as additional lacerations.

Peal was treated on scene by Brick Police EMS and MONOC paramedics and transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by ambulance. The stab wounds are not being considered life-threatening, Rein said.

An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of Thomas Mitchell, 34, a Vista Court resident. Mitchell was arrested at about 3 a.m. after being located at his home, Rein said.

Mitchell has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose. Bail was set at $75,000 cash by Municipal Court Judge Robert LePore. Mitchell has been transported to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of bail.

The incident is still under investigation to determine what, exactly, led to the stabbing. Anyone with information on the incident is being asked to contact the Brick Township Police Investigative Division at 732-262-1120.

Notbricktrash November 04, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Not live in my parents house. My parents don't sleep in desperate rooms and my family doesn't have losers bunking in my house as well. Your just pissed cause we found out how fake you were and you have more drama then carter has liver pills. Our family members like us my mom didn't write a nasty letter telling us to F off that they can't stand you. Really stop talking crap and look at your family verses mine. Losers.
Notbricktrash November 04, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Herb shut your hole. He wasn't charged cause he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. He came clean on that one. Has nothing to do with tipping people off. It's fine to dislike him but keep off a public forum bashing a family. The one who says were nasty thru have dry humor. They are just jealous of my life my friends and everything else. Sorry but my mom don't hate me. My family sent wrote me out of the will. Want to get personal cause I will. Oh and I am not distingue looking to where my husband has to cheat on me! I look like a female not a man! So shut your mouth.
Notbricktrash November 04, 2013 at 02:36 PM
My family didn't write me out of the will I meant
Julia November 04, 2013 at 02:37 PM
People are always so quick to judge. There are always two sides to every story. This article is one side. I'm disgusted by some of the comments. Talking about his family is so wrong and distasteful. His family is so loving and caring. He made bad choices in life and god bless him but don't take it out on his family! The people who know tommy should pray for him to get better.
Notbricktrash November 04, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Agree Julia thank you


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