by Bill Cleary
According to the victim, Larry Daniels, he was outside of the bar and was leaning on a vehicle. Daniels said he and the owner of the vehicle, Aaron Beebe, got into a verbal argument that escalated into a fight.
During that fight Beebe allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Daniels 9 times.
According to his mother Patricia Newlin her son Larry was taken to the Cooper Trauma Center, Camden City. She said he also had a collapsed lung. “The doctor told me the knife blade just missed one of his vital organs by 2 cm.”
Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh said Beebe was 37- years- old and lived in Runnemede. Beebe was charged with criminal attempt/for criminal homicide do to the multiple stab wounds (9), aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $150,000.
Newlin, who contacted CNBNews said, “There has been no press coverage about this incident. I feel as though the public has a right to know. I had heard there have been several incidents at this night club and in my opinion it is a dangerous place. If you are looking for help from the staff when you are in trouble don’t expect any, my son got stabbed right in front of their doors and no one came to help him.”
Chief Walsh said, “As for many incidents, this is a bar where people drink and become intoxicated. I would not say that it is a constant problem bar, but we have calls from time to time involving assaults, just like other bars in the area.”
“I know that the mother was upset about no staff helping him, but the call for the incident was received at 3:32 AM and the bar closes at 3 AM, staff was cleaning up and not stationed at the door like they are when the bar is open and having customers arriving,” said Walsh.
Daniels has been released from the hospital. Asked how he is doing his mother said, “Pretty good considering.”
The suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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