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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- 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- An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an 8-count indictment on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, against 59 year-old Brian Lee Avis for the sexual assaults of a 10 year-old Brigantine girl in 1996, and a 5 year-old girl in Galloway Township in 2003, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor …

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 …

MAYS LANDING—After more than a month-long homicide investigation, involving multiple local law enforcement agencies and additional assistance from agencies in Texas and Puerto Rico, a 25 year-old man has been arrested in Puerto Rico and charged in the fatal shooting of a man in Atlantic City on Aug. 1, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill …

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor City man faces new charges by Galloway Township Police for the sexual assault of a 5 year-old girl in 2003, after he was charged last week by the Brigantine Police Department and the New Jersey State Police with the sexual assault of a 10 year-old Brigantine girl in connection to …

MAYS LANDING- Three separate narcotics investigations led by the Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA Task Force and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Unit, with assistance from multiple state, county and local law enforcement agencies has resulted in the indictments of 7 defendants by three Atlantic County Grand Juries, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary …

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP—As part of an ongoing, cooperative investigation the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police are on location at the Gravelly Run Pit in Mays Landing this morning. There is a large police presence at the location, including multiple law enforcement vehicles in the area of  Gravelly Run Pit and Ocean …