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MAYS LANDING- During 4 decades of law enforcement service, ACPO Chief of County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields has earned the respect of law enforcement partners across New Jersey and he has forged many friendships. One of those friendships includes a 40-year bond with ACPO Capt. Chuck DeFebbo. ACPO Chief of Atlantic County Investigators Bruce K. …

MAYS LANDING- During this month, ACPO will recognize Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Investigators Bruce DeShields who has reached 40 years of law enforcement service! For the last 4 decades the Chief of County Investigators DeShields has committed himself to protecting and serving many communities in New Jersey. “I have witnessed and admired …

MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer has been handling human trafficking cases in Atlantic County since 2015. He was assigned in 2020, as Atlantic County’s Liaison to the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force of the Office of the Attorney General’s Office. The goals of the state’s Human Trafficking Task …

Q & A WITH ACPO VICTIM WITNESS COORDINATOR RAYMOND ROYSTER & VICTIM WITNESS ADVOCATE MELODY KIRBY ~Victim Witness Advocate Melody Kirby, how long have you served in the ACPO Victim Witness Unit and how many Human Trafficking cases/clients have you assisted with services? VICTIM WITNESS ADVOCATE KIRBY: I’ve been working as a Victim Advocate for …

MAYS LANDING- A 40 year-old Margate man has been sentenced to New Jersey state prison on child pornography charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Robert Ferry was sentenced by Judge Donna Taylor on Monday Jan. 24, 2022, to 15 years in New Jersey state prison. Ferry has received a mandatory 10-year period of …

MAYS LANDING—A Delaware man who was formerly a teacher has been sentenced on charges of the Aggravated Sexual Assault of a female under 16 years-old, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On January 21, 2022, Thomas Herlihy, 37, of New Castle, Delaware, was sentenced before the Honorable Dorothy Garrabrant, J.S.C. Judge Garrabrant sentenced Herlihy …

MAYS LANDING-Three new county detectives were sworn in at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday by Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill. “Yesterday, I was grateful to conduct the swearing-in of three new ACPO detectives. This newest addition to our investigatory team will allow ACPO to continue the essential work that we do each …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man has been sentenced on drug trafficking charges and for the drug induced deaths of three overdose victims, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. George Stokes, 44, was sentenced today on the following charges, which he pleaded guilty to on Oct. 15, 2021: 1st degree Leader of a Drug …

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township woman has been sentenced on Aggravated Manslaughter charges in connection to a motor vehicle collision that killed a mother and her infant son in 2019, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Nancy Cavanaugh, 68, was sentenced on January 10, 2022, by Judge Bernard DeLury to 21 years in …

MAYS LANDING- A Pleasantville man was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for the fatal July 2019, shooting of Naimah Bell, 15, also of Pleasantville, First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Nahquil Lovest, 20, was sentenced on an amended charge of Aggravated Manslaughter with a sentence of 10 years in …