Police: Man stabbed in neck with ‘plastic knife’ in Shelton

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Jeffrey Kershner, 53, of Shelton, is accused of stabbing a 50-year-old man in the neck with a “plastic knife” at a home on Chamberlain Drive the evening of Sunday, June 12, 2022. Police said Kershner was unknown to the victim, but the victim’s friend was able to identify him.

Jeffrey Kershner, 53, of Shelton, is accused of stabbing a 50-year-old man in the neck with a “plastic knife” at a home on Chamberlain Drive the evening of Sunday, June 12, 2022. Police said Kershner was unknown to the victim, but the victim’s friend was able to identify him.

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SHELTON — A local resident was arrested Sunday after police say he entered a man’s home and stabbed him in the neck with a plastic knife.

Jeffrey Kershner, 53, was charged with first-degree assault and disorderly conduct, Shelton police said in a news release Monday. He was held on $100,000 bond.

Police and paramedics were called to Chamberlain Drive for a reported stabbing around 8 p.m. Sunday, police said. The victim, identified as a 50-year-old man, told investigators he was with a friend when a man “entered the residence and stabbed him in the neck with some type of plastic knife,” police said.

Police said the victim did not know Kershner, but his friend knew him and identified him.

Kershner turned himself in to authorities later Sunday night, police said.

The victim was hospitalized with two neck lacerations, police said. It was unclear how serious the wounds were or what the victim’s condition was on Monday.

Police said Kershner will be arraigned Monday in state Superior Court in Derby.