Stabbing suspect leads police on chase

January 1, 2009 10:27:10 AM PST
New Jersey authorities say a man broke into his ex-wife's home, stabbed her and then led state troopers on a nearly 50-mile chase before he was arrested early Thursday. First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw says 32-year-old Juan Rojas, of Edison, stabbed his ex-wife in her Freehold Township home around 3:30 a.m.

State police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones says he led them on a chase that was over the speed limit but "not extreme" speeds from Freehold to the New Jersey Turnpike, then to Perth Amboy where he finally stopped and surrendered, covered with blood.

He is being held on $575,000 bail at the Monmouth County Jail and faces charges of including attempted murder.

Veronica Rojas, was in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Warhshaw says.

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