A 14-year police veteran pleaded guilty on Thursday to third-degree witness tampering in connection with a narcotics investigation involving him, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: Ex Cop Pleads Guilty to Witness Tampering
A Burlington County man has been charged with stealing more than $175,000 in payroll checks from an Eatontown company, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: Man Charged with Stealing More Than $175K from Payroll
A medical examiner has confirmed that human remains found last week on an Ocean Township property are those of Jacqueline Terrulli, 65, who went missing in September of 2019, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Human Remains Found; Identified as Those of Woman Who Went Missing in 2019
A Middletown police officer has been charged with falsifying an accident report nearly a year ago after backing his police cruiser into a parked car and reporting he hit a telephone poll, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Wednesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Middletown Cop Charged with Falsifying Accident Report
A couple is facing charges of animal cruelty in connection with the death of German shepherd puppies in their care died due to alleged neglect, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.
Daniel McDonald, 25, and Tricia Jaccoma, 24, are charged with four counts of third-degree animal cruelty four puppies were found dead on a property in Howell where they were temporarily living.Continue reading Prosecutor: Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty in Connection with Death of Four Puppies
The two teen men suspects who were taken into custody in connection with a Tuesdsay night shooting in Asbury Park have been arrested and charged in the incident, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Thursday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Teens Charged with Conspiracy, Attempted Murder & Related Charges in Tuesday Shooting
Authorities are investigating a Tuesday night Asbury Park shooting that left a teen in critical condition, officials from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced on Wednesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Shooting Leaves Teen in Critical Condition
The chief financial officer of an area construction company has been arrested and charged with embezzling over a two-year period more than $660,000 from the company, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Wednesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: Construction Company CFO Charged with Embezzling $660K
A Monmouth County man has been sentenced to 364 days in the county jail and five years of probation after pleading guilty in January to charges of burglary and stalking, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Tuesday.Continue reading Prosecutor: 26-Year-Old Man Gets 364 Days & Probation for Stalking, Burglary
A Monmouth County man pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning to animal cruelty, admitting to causing injury to a pit bull terrier dog, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Continue reading Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty
A multi-jurisdictional investigation into a February shooting in Keansburg has resulted in five arrests, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.
Shortly before 5 p.m. on Feb. 20, Keansburg police responded to a report of shots fired in the first block of Seabreeze Avenue. The intended victim was identified and evidence consistent with a shooting was recovered.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and Keansburg Police Department was launched. That investigation revealed that on February 20, 2020, the victim was shot at multiple times from a vehicle occupied by three people. Subsequent investigation led to the identification of that vehicle, and the three occupants of that vehicle were identified as Wayne Jones, Jr., Brittany Smalls, and Tyrone Bailey.
On May 6, 2020, during a motor vehicle stop of Wayne Jones, Jr., related to the investigation, Jones, Jr. and two others were found to be in possession of a stolen, loaded, 9mm handgun.
Jones, Jr., 23, of Keansburg, Bailey, 21, of Asbury Park, and Smalls, 25, of Neptune Township, are charged with: first-degree attempted murder, second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jones is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and third-degree receiving stolen property.
Tiera Young, 24, of Lakewood, and Darrell Ghee, 25, of Asbury Park, are charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and third-degree receiving stolen property. Ghee was also charged with second-degree certain person not to possess a firearm. Ghee was recently paroled from a 30-day home confinement furlough after he was released from New Jersey State Prison under Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order #124. Ghee was previously sentenced on Dec. 31, 2019 to an aggregate four-year New Jersey state prison term for eluding and CDS offenses, with a maximum release date set for July 25, 2020.
All five defendants are being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) in Freehold Township pending individual detention hearings scheduled for May 18, 2020.
If convicted of attempted murder, Jones, Smalls and Bailey face sentences of up to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison without parole, subject to the provisions of the No Early Release Act (NERA), requiring them to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole. They would also be under parole supervision for five years following their release from state prison.
If convicted of unlawful possession of a handgun, each individual faces a sentence of five to 10 years in prison subject to the provisions of the Graves Act, requiring them to serve a mandatory 42 months in state prison before becoming eligible for release on parole.
If convicted of being a certain person not to possess a handgun, Ghee faces a statutorily mandated sentence of five years in prison with five years parole ineligibility.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
A Rumson and a Fair Haven teen been featured as violators in a NJ Office of the Attorney General weekly round-up of COVID-19 enforcement matters.Continue reading Attorney General: Rumson, Fair Haven Teens Charged with Pandemic Emergency Violations