James M. Strong, 36, of Wilmington, identified as suspect

The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate a March 9, 2018 stabbing, that left a New Castle man in critical condition, and are asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspect.

The original incident occurred on Friday, March 9, around 10:24 p.m., when troopers responded to the area of Kirkwood Highway and Delaware Park Boulevard for a reported stabbing, according to a press release.

Upon arrival they found a 51 year old, male victim with a stab wound to the body. The victim was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to a local hospital in critical condition, the release states.

Detectives were able to positively identify James M. Strong, 36, of Wilmington, as the alleged stabbing suspect. Active warrants charging strong with sssault first degree, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, and possession of a weapon by a person prohibited are currently on file.

Strong is reportedly homeless, but is known to frequent the Elsmere and Prices Corner area, along the Kirkwood Highway (DE Route 2) corridor.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Strong is asked to contact Detective S. Rizzo of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit at 302-365-8440 or by calling 911.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com