Woman Stabs Two in Home on Normal Avenue, Police Say

Dawn Lockwood-Briant, 44, of Pennsville, was arrested last week by Montclair Police for stabbing two people.


A 44-year-old woman stabbed two people last week in a home on Normal Avenue, according to Montclair Police. 

Dawn Lockwood-Briant, of Pennsville, entered a home on Normal Avenue on Jan. 2 with a man and a woman, according to reports. The man told police that while Lockwood-Briant was alone in the kitchen with the other woman, he heard screaming. 

When the man entered the kitchen, he saw the woman lying on the floor and Lockwood-Briant standing over her while “swinging her arm in a stabbing motion over her,” according to police. 

The man was then slashed across the right hand by Lockwood-Briant when he tried to intervene, according to reports. After being stabbed, the male victim then ran to a neighboring home to call the police. 

Montclair Police found both victims lying on Normal Avenue covered with blood, according to reports. The man was reportedly screaming, “She stabbed me.”

Both victims were taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment. 

Police found Lockwood-Briant inside the house on a sofa drinking a beer, according to reports. She was found to have a folding knife on her.  

Lockwood-Briant was placed under arrest. She was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and weapons charges.

She was being held at the Essex County Jail on $50,000 bail.

peg rosen January 07, 2013 at 01:50 PM
emiliac January 07, 2013 at 02:23 PM
A 44-year-old woman stabbed two people last week in a home on Normal Avenue . . . I probably shouldn't ask but, are EITHER of these three Montclair residents?
Dbc January 07, 2013 at 06:06 PM
police found her on the sofa drinking a beer?
Suekd January 07, 2013 at 11:31 PM
not Normal.
ken briant January 08, 2013 at 01:09 AM
no lockwood is from pennsville, nj
Dbc January 08, 2013 at 01:27 PM
chris January 08, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Ok is it just me or is this article really omitting things like mention of MOTIVE? Did this woman know these people, who lived in the residence one of the victims?? And for the record, 44?? She looks 64!
emiliac January 08, 2013 at 08:27 PM
English is my second language, and worse than that, I'm from NY, What does this mean, . . . Dawn Lockwood-Briant, of Pennsville, entered a home on Normal Avenue on Jan. 2 with a man and a woman, according to reports . . . I am thinking Dawn Lockwood-Brian entered a house WITH A MAN AND A WOMAN. And I stupidly believe they entered this house together. So sorry this tragedy happened. BUT THAT MUST HAVE BEEN SOME PARTY all the way from Pennsvillle, NJ to Montclair! Hope the women who was stabbed is well. Chris, I fear we will never know.
Roland Straten January 09, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Yep, we need knife control. Where is cease fire NJ on this? I think all knifes must be banned!!
Stuck in the Middle January 09, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Had a gun been involved, the headline would likely read "BREAKING NEWS: Double Homicide in House on Normal Ave." See the difference?
Dbc January 09, 2013 at 09:51 PM
@Stuck in the Middle...true that!
Kat Eyes January 10, 2013 at 02:07 AM
I am one of the stabbing victims and I am shocked and appalled at the misinformation wrong reporting and ignorant comments made by morons!!!!!!!! I will never believe a word I read again from the news! I am very lucky and grateful to be alive!!! God is with me and thats all I care about now!!!
Rusty Reins January 10, 2013 at 05:06 AM
So Kat eyes. whats the true story? I know Dawn, and this is aweful that she did such a thing to you. Something set her off, let alone she can't handle drinking. I do know for a fact, what got her in a depressed mood on New Years day, she told me her Mother that is in the hospital was going to have her be her permanent care taker ,and get a home together and then she called her and said never mind. This is like the third time her mom did this too her, after she kept her moms house clean and had it all decorated for Christmas, and that is the thanks she got... And also she was upset about what her ex-husband wrote on a picture about her, that I had on facebook .. Something caused her to snap, which is no excuse at all. The one good thing is she is off the streets and those that do worry about her, don't have to worry about a phone call that she is dead somewhere. I'm glad your going to be ok and wasn't killed.. Thats terrible to think of what you went through..
David Briant January 10, 2013 at 05:56 PM
I say I'm so sry for you Kat I new she has a bad side when drinking I've been threw beatings and all from her but she is a lost soul that's troubled right now hope in ur heart u can forgive her for what was done she has a lot of mental issues threw the yrs and I pray for all of use for speedy recovery and may god be with all ur hearts
Kat Eyes January 11, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Most people wouldn't and couldn't understand how it's possible to forgive someone that tried to kill you and came dangerously close to success.Someone that you thought you loved but I do forgive because I know that wasn't the Dawn I knew and loved.I knew she was a wounded soul just didn't know the extent of her insanity.We were going thru similar troubles with our Moms and had plans to help one another.Didn't work out that way obviously! My recovery will be slow and very painful and I'm still not out of hot water.I have over 300 staples endless stitches and my heart is very weak.I cud possibly still lose a lung but as of now I'm still breathing by the grace of God.I pray good will come out of this tragedy.Ipray for her too.I will not allow anger.Just positive prayers for all involved.
esther January 11, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Yeah- I kept looking for the info on the two accomplices- nope- the writer was talking about residents/occupant. Wow! The author of this article fraught with grammatical deficiencies got it past the editor for publication? Amazing.
David Briant January 11, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Hey Kat so glad to here your out of the woods with ur heart I'm praying for your lung to recover I'm dawns ex husband and I no she has a bad attitude when drinking and mixing pills not good she is a great person and no I'm very upset for what she did to u I've been stabbed burned ect and stayed 18yrs of it finially got smart got out I don't no extent of your relationship with her but if she was stable on her meds that she has been off I don't think this would have happened she has some very bad passed history which I think she hasn't let go she is keeping her self a victim if she could release that tragedy that was in her life she will be a great person I will always care for her want no harm for her I pray for you both god bless get well soon 856 288 5709 you can call if care to
David Briant January 11, 2013 at 03:24 AM
Get well soon
christina wallace January 11, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Kat, this is christy. Dawn and I have been friends for 34 yrs, don't know if she ever mentioned me, but I was given the news about what she has done to you, and it has torn my heart. My prayers go out to you and I am praying for a speedy recovery. I love dawn with all of my heart and have tried over the many years of our friendship to help her. We had spoken the day before and she was suppose to come and stay for a bit, but said she was then coming to you. She is lost and pray that she asks God to forgive her, as you have done. I would really like to know what really happened that night as I've been reading 10 different stories. Please call when you feel up to it. 302-333-2658. May the peace of God be upon you and you heal quickly. Love Christy


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