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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- 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 …

MAYS LANDING – A Pleasantville man has pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in connection to the killing of a woman in Atlantic City in April 2018, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, Mark Huff, 58, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter for the homicide of 56 year-old Vernell K. Vance. …

  MAYS LANDING- A Pleasantville man has been charged with felony murder, carjacking and weapons offenses in connection to the fatal shooting of Ivan Smith on November 13, 2021, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Jermaine Wharton, 32, is charged with the following offenses: 1st degree Felony Murder 1st degree Murder 1st degree Carjacking …

MAYS LANDING- On Dec. 7, 2021, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned indictments against two men in connection to the May 19, 2021, fatal shooting of Jahmil Greenidge in Atlantic City, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Denzel Garrison, 28, of Newark, is indicted on the following offenses: 1st degree Murder 1st degree Conspiracy …

MAYS LANDING- A Philadelphia man, sentenced Tuesday, must serve nearly 80 years in New Jersey state prison before he is eligible for parole for the January 2019, fatal shooting of a 21 year-old man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Judge W. Todd Miller, J.S.C., sentenced defendant Avery Bracey …

PLEASANTVILLE-The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is seeking assistance in identifying a witness to the homicide of a man in Pleasantville on the morning of Nov. 13, 2021, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. The individual in this video and still-image is being sought as a witness to the homicide of Ivan …

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP— November 20, 2021, marks 15 years since the discovery of the bodies of four women dumped in a drainage ditch in West Atlantic City. Today, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill reminded the public that the investigation remains active by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and their law enforcement partners. “I would …

MAYS LANDING-A 45 year-old man, charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Mark Wright on Oct. 10, 2021, has been taken into custody by law enforcement, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Umar Abdullah was taken into custody this morning, Nov. 15, 2021, in Egg Harbor City by members of the U.S. Marshall’s …

PLEASANTVILLE- An investigation into the fatal shooting of a 41 year-old man on Saturday morning in Pleasantville is continuing by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On November 13, 2021, at approximately 9:19 a.m., the Pleasantville Police Department received a shot spotter alert and 911 call …