EGG HARBOR CITY MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER, ROBBERY, WEAPONS CHARGES


MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Jury has convicted an Egg Harbor City man on attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and multiple weapons charges in connection to two incidents that took place in Atlantic City in 2019, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

During a jury trial before Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild, Robert Harrell, 34, was found guilty of the following counts on Aug. 10, 2021:

1st Degree Attempted Murder
1st Degree Armed Robbery
2nd Degree Aggravated Assault
2nd Degree Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purpose
2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
1st Degree Armed Robbery
2nd Degree Aggravated Assault
3rd Degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
3rd Degree Unlawful
2nd Degree Certain Person not to Possess a Firearm
4th Degree Certain Person not to Possess a Weapon

Harrell was found not Guilty on the following Count:

3rd Degree Theft by Unlawful Taking

On January 1, 2019, a suspect, already wanted for a shooting, was arrested after stabbing a man during a robbery attempt. Harrell was arrested without incident by Atlantic City Police in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue.  Harrell, who was in possession of a knife, was identified as the suspect in two violent incidents over two days.

At 8:39 pm, patrol officers responded to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in reference to a stabbing victim.  The victim was driven to the medical center after being stabbed at Georgia and Pacific Avenues.  Harrell attempted to steal a woman’s purse when the victim intervened.  After tackling Harrell off the woman Harrell stabbed him and fled the scene.  Officers were able to obtain a description of Harrell and his direction of flight and he was arrested by police shortly afterwards at the Econo Lodge.

Harrell was wanted following an investigation into a shooting on December 31, 2018. At 9:07 pm, patrol officers responded to the Econo Lodge in the 3000 block of Pacific Avenue for a report of a man shot.  The victim was shot multiple times in the face and chest and was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus with serious injuries.  He was later transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ where he survived his injuries. An investigation by detectives of the Atlantic City Police Violent Crimes Unit led to charges and a warrant being issued for Harrell’s arrest for shooting the victim.

Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Louis A. Casadia represents the state in this matter.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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