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ATLANTIC CITY- The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey selected ACPO Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy for  the 2018 award of OUTSTANDING ADVOCACY IN A SINGLE CASE for his efforts in the conviction of the defendants in STATE v. AUGELLO, ET ALS., otherwise known as “The Kauffman Case”. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Levy received the award …

MAYS LANDING- Today, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office bids farewell to two Senior Assistant Prosecutors with a combined 55 years of service to ACPO. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Grace Dovell-Welch who is also a U.S. Navy Veteran has served as a prosecutor at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office since January 1990, and currently serves in the …

MAYS LANDING- John Psota, 34, pleaded guilty before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury on  Thursday, October 24, 2019, to two counts of second degree Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, announced Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. Psota pleaded guilty to the charges that are connected to at least one incident in Ventnor City that occurred during …

MAYS LANDING – Three men have been charged in two separate unsolved homicides, dating back to 1996 and 2010, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On July 06, 2010, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Atlantic City Police Communications received a 911 call from a caller who stated they had heard numerous gunshots in the area of …

ATLANTIC CITY- Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, joined by local law enforcement partners will hold a press conference at 1:00 PM, to announce charges being filed in two COLD CASE HOMICIDES. One of these cold cases is a homicide that occurred in 1996, and remained unsolved for 23 years and the second unsolved cold …

MAYS LANDING- ACPO’s Chuck DeFebbo has been promoted to the rank of Captain of County Investigators and was sworn in on Friday, September 27, 2019. Capt. Defebbo’s law enforcement career spans 37 ½ years. Capt. DeFebbo began his career as a Patrolman at the Hammonton Police Department where he served for 5 years. In 1987, …

MAYS LANDING- Miguel Vargas, 48, was convicted yesterday of 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Obstructing the Administration of Law following a 2 week-long trial, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on related Sexual Assault counts. Vargas was arrested …

MAYS LANDING- On Tuesday, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment against a 33 year-old Stratford man for Theft by Deception and Official Misconduct offenses, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On or about March 14, 2017, Michael Gibbons who served as Deputy Chief of the Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections committed …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man, sentenced this morning in connection to the fatal shooting of another city man on March 12, 2018, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Howard Cassell, 30, was sentenced this morning before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury to 5 years in New Jersey state prison for second degree Manslaughter subject …

MAYS LANDING- Three Pleasantville men who pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder charges for their involvement in a rolling shootout on the Atlantic City Expressway in August 2016 have been sentenced to New Jersey state prison (NJSP), Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. This morning, before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury, Wilbert Demosthenes, 28, …