A joint investigation led to the arrest of a man who is alleged of aggravated assault. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wildwood Police Department announced the arrest of 37-year-old Ismael Ayala. The incident took place during the evening hours on May 2. Police say the assault took place on the 200 block of East Hand Ave. The victim, Leonoi Rodriguez, was repeatedly assaulted with a large kitchen knife and was manually choked around the neck. Ayala was charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, and various weapons charges. Bail was set at $250,000.