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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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Prosecutor: Former Health Club Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $75K

A former bookkeeper of The Atlantic Club has pleaded guilty to pilfering more than $75,000 from the business, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Death of Former Long Branch Mayor’s Wife Deemed Suicide

An early morning call reporting an unconscious and bleeding female at a residence on Norwood Avenue in Long Branch has been determined to be a suicide, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Prosecutor: Teens Charged in Attempted Murder of 20-Year-Old

Three young men are facing attempted murder and related charges in connection with the March shooting of a 20-year-old Eatontown man, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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Prosecutor: 23-Year-Old Father Gets 10 Years for Abuse of 15-Month-Old Son

A young area man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the violent abuse which led to the death of his 15-month-old son, some of which was caught on video footage, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.

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Prosecutor: Area Physical Therapist Charged with Illegal Sexual Contact with Employees

A Monmouth County physical therapist has been arrested and charged with illegal sexual contact in connection with incidents involving two former employees, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: Three Arrested on Major Drug Dealing, Possession Charges After 4-Month Probe

As the result of a four-month-long investigation into heavy drug activity in Monmouth County, two area men and one woman were arrested on drug dealing and possession charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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