Bristol Man Charged with Murder in Township Stabbing Sat Night
A Bristol man has been charged with criminal homicide by Bristol Township Police for the stabbing of a local man and the victims mother late Saturday night
David Jenner 38 of Bristol was arraigned and bail denied early Sunday morning by Magisterial District Judge Lisa
Jenner was also charged by with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime and reckless endangerment.
According to police, Jenner had been staying at home on the 600 block of Veterans Highway when he got into an argument with 43-year-old Charlie R. Thomas Jr., and repeatedly stabbed him Saturday night, according to a criminal complaint.
According to court records, Bucks County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at 11:01 p.m. Saturday from a resident of 605 Veterans Highway, Bristol Township. The caller requested ambulance and police to respond to his residence for a stabbing victim. He said the assailant, David Jenner, stabbed Charlie Thomas Jr., and then walked to the front of the residence holding a knife.
Police say, a second 911 call was received from the stabbing victim’s brother who said he heard an argument outside his bedroom and was told that his brother was stabbed.
Bristol Township Police officers arrived at 11:05 p.m blocking off a section of Veterans Highway for hours while they investigated.
The first Bristol Township officer to arrive encountered Jenner on the front porch of the residence. Jenner admitted that he committed the stabbing, to the officer and pointed to a knife that was on the ground of the front porch and stated that the knife was “evidence,” according to a criminal complaint. The knife is described as a chef-style knife with an approximate 8-inch blade that had blood on it. Jenner was handcuffed and police noted that he had blood on his hands.
Bristol Township Police and the Bucks County Rescue Squad began life saving measures on victim, who had several stab wounds on his body. Thomas was taken to Lower Bucks Hospital and was pronounced dead at 11:49 p.m.
Social media posts expressed love and grief at the loss for many said Thomas was a “good man.”
The victim’s 64-year-old mother was also stabbed in the left arm as she tried to separate Jenner from her son. She was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and is expected to survive her injury.
This case was investigated by the Bristol Township Police Department and Detectives with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. The case is assigned for prosecution to David A. Keightly Jr.
Jenner’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 4 before Magisterial District Judge Kevin P. Wagner.
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