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Suspect in Wildwood Stabbing Indicted

Suspect in Wildwood Stabbing Indicted

By Christopher South

Terrence Dore is shown in a jail photo after his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder by stabbing.
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Terrence Dore is shown in a jail photo after his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder by stabbing.

COURT HOUSE – A Wildwood man has been indicted on first-degree attempted murder and other charges in connection with the stabbing of a woman in Wildwood on Sept. 10.

Terrence Dore, 43, who was arrested Sept. 24 in Atlantic City, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree possession of a weapon in the indictment, handed up Dec. 19.

An affidavit of probable cause says that on Sunday, Sept. 10, at about 11 p.m., the Wildwood Police Department received a 911 call from a woman in a West Poplar Avenue apartment saying another woman was banging on her door screaming, “I just got stabbed!”

The victim then fled the area and was found by police near Glenwood and New Jersey avenues. She identified Dore as her assailant before being transported to the hospital for treatment.

The affidavit said that after police arrived at the apartment they identified a witness, Patrick McMichael, who was taken to police headquarters for questioning. McMichael told police he was in the apartment with Dore and the victim when he heard a commotion coming from a back bedroom.

When he went to investigate, he saw Dore standing over the victim, who had blood coming from her left arm, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, the victim was stabbed four times. The report continues to say Dore then grabbed his backpack and fled the apartment, remaining at large for two weeks until he was picked up by the Atlantic City Police Department.

The Sept. 10 incident caused the evacuation of residents from 26th Avenue to Maple Avenue, and from Pacific Avenue to Park Boulevard. The City of Wildwood Fire/Rescue Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team also responded.

Contact the author, Christopher South, at 609-886-8600 x-128 or

CORRECTION: A prior version of this article misstated the charge Dore is facing. He is indicted on first-degree attempted murder, not first-degree murder, as the article previously stated.


Christopher South is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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