Woman stabbed after turning up radio



A New Milford man is accused of stabbing a woman for turning up the radio in the pickup truck they were riding in on Thursday, Sept. 15. Police say drug use is believed to be a factor in the incident.

According to police, David Mason Jr., 32, of New Milford, stabbed pickup truck passenger, Karen Smith of Forest City, multiple times with a pocket knife. Smith received wounds to her neck, left shoulder and arm.

Mason became agitated when Smith acted against his wishes and turned up the volume of the radio in the 2007 Dodge Ram they were riding in. Mason was seated in the rear, driver’s side passenger area at the time of the attack that happened on State Route 706, near Endless Mountains Health Systems in Bridgewater Twp


Driver Timothy Donohue stopped Mason, and then drove Smith to the hospital. She sustained four superficial stab wounds, was treated for the injuries and later released.

Police were called to the hospital and Mason was taken into custody and held in the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility on a parole violation. Tpr. Mark Keyes investigated.

Mason was arraigned Monday, Sept. 19 on a felony count of aggravated assault in Montrose District Court. District Judge Jeffrey Hollister set bail at $250,000.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26.

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