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Camden Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Marvin Sewell was arrested after an alleged attack at the Branch Village apartments.

Marvin Sewell faces multiple charges after stabbing his ex-girlfriend, police said.
Marvin Sewell faces multiple charges after stabbing his ex-girlfriend, police said.

A Camden man who was high on “wet”—a combination of marijuana and PCP—when he stabbed his ex-girlfriend was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder, Camden County Police said.

Marvin Sewell, 36, attacked the woman at her Branch Village apartment with a crowbar and a knife around 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, police said, stabbing her in the neck and chest, but the woman was able to get away and call for help from a nearby store.

Officers responding to the call searched the area for Sewell, who eventually turned himself in to police headquarters around 3 p.m., police said.

Sewell admitted smoking “wet,” the drug combination cited in a number of violent attacks and homicides in the past two years, prior to the attack, police said.

Sewell was charged with single counts each of criminal attempted murder and aggravated assault, and two counts each of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

He was taken the Camden County Jail in default of $350,000 cash or bond bail.

The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment, police said, but her condition was not immediately released.

Camden has seen only one homicide so far in 2014. Tristan Fulton, 39, was shot to death in the city's Whitman Park neighborhood on Jan. 2.

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