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Prosecutor: Human Remains Found; Identified as Those of Woman Who Went Missing in 2019

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.

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Prosecutor: Middletown Cop Charged with Falsifying Accident Report

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.

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Prosecutor: Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty in Connection with Death of Four Puppies

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.

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Prosecutor: Shooting Leaves Teen in Critical Condition

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.

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Prosecutor: Construction Company CFO Charged with Embezzling $660K

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.

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Prosecutor: 26-Year-Old Man Gets 364 Days & Probation for Stalking, Burglary

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.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

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.

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Prosecutor: Five Arrested On Attempted Murder, Firearm Charges in February Shooting

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

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Prosecutor: Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Contact on Job

A Monmouth County corrections officer pleaded guilty to charges that while on the job, he engaged in sexual contact with an inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI), Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Brothers Charged with Sexual Assaults of Juveniles

An offer of a ride for four juveniles on April 22 turned into the alleged sexual assault of at least three of them and the arrest of a pair of brothers on that and related charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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