ATLANTIC CITY— Frankie E. Lane, 59, who was wanted on murder and weapons charges in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend Sharon Whaley, turned himself in to detectives without incident last night at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
“I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies which worked cooperatively to quickly identify and apprehend this suspect. We continue to work diligently in order to obtain more answers as to why this tragedy occurred, so that we can pursue justice for the deceased and her family,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
After a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and members of the Atlantic City Police Department, Whaley’s boyfriend, Frankie E. Lane was charged with murder and weapons offenses. Lane was taken into custody on the evening of Monday, June 14, 2021, and he is currently lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
This is a cooperative investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Atlantic City Police Department and assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information, regarding this fatal stabbing or any other serious crimes are asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://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.