Suspect in Greenfield stabbing identified

Jeremy Haselton of Northfield is facing criminal charges after he allegedly stabbed a man in the chest in Greenfield on May 22, 2014. Image Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield police have released new information about the suspect who allegedly stabbed a 51 year-old man in the chest late Thursday morning.

The Greenfield Police posted on their official Facebook page that Jeremy Haselton, 20, of Northfield, is being charged in connection with the incident on Mill Street.

According to a police department news release, officers were called to 35 Mill Street shortly before 11:00 Thursday morning, where they found the victim suffering from the stab wound. Chief Robert Haigh, Jr. told 22News that the victim was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, and later transferred to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He is expected to survive.

greenfield stabbingPolice surrounded the area in a search for the suspect, who was believed to still be armed with a knife.

As a precaution, Greenfield schools were put on lockdown as police conducted their search.

Just before 12:15, police say they received a call from a nearby resident, who said that she saw a man hiding in some brush near Mill Street. Officers surrounded the area and arrested Haselton.

Haselton is charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (knife), and domestic assault and battery. He is being held on $25,000 bail. The relationship between Haselton and the victim has not yet been disclosed by police.

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