Colts Neck Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder and Carjacking

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle, 18, of Colts Neck pleaded guilty on Thursday in Monmouth County Superior Court to one count each of Attempted Murder and Carjacking, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

In the early morning, 12:30 a.m., of Sunday July 8, 2013, Doyle, then 16, forced himself into the Bray Street home of a then 41 year old woman.  He stabbed her repeatedly, took her car keys and fled the scene with her vehicle.  The car was found later that day at the Strathmore Shopping Plaza in Aberdeen.

The victim was treated at an area hospital and discharged several days after the attack.

Doyle admitted to Judge Francis J. Vernoia today that he repeatedly stabbed the victim and fled the scene with her car.  As a result of the plea agreement, Doyle faces a sentence of between 14 and 15 years in State Prison subject the the No Early Release Act which requires that at least 85% of the sentence be served before he can be released on parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Vernoia on October 29.

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Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Asbury Park Shooter Had Two Victims, Additional Charges Filed

assetContentThe investigation into the shooting in Asbury Park last night has revealed the existence of a second victim, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Elijah “Streets” Graham, 27, of Fairview, North Carolina, was arrested at 4 a.m. this morning and charged with one count of Attempted Murder. Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Investigators and the Asbury Park Police Department discovered a 24 year old Neptune Township man had been shot in the back when they responded to a “shots fired call” last night at 10:01.  The 24 year old victim was treated and released from Jersey Shore Medical Center.

During the course of the investigation today it was discovered that a 35 year old Neptune Township man had also been shot by Graham. The 35 year old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

North Carolina Man Charged In Asbury Park Shooting

assetContentElijah “Streets” Graham, 27, of Fairview, North Carolina was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder this morning for a shooting that occurred in Asbury Park last night, according to a statement from Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Asbury Park police responded to a 911 call at 10:01 p.m. Monday night on the report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Summerfield Avenue. After police arrived on the scene, the victim, a 24-year-old Neptune Township man, was located at 1311 Washington Avenue with a single gunshot wound to his back.  He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, where he was treated and released.

Investigators from Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department determined the victim was shot inside a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu parked along Summerfield Avenue.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Investigators Closing In On Red Bank Murderer

Significant Developments in 2009 Murder of Jonelle Melton

$10,000 reward still available

Jonelle Melton

Jonelle Melton

(FREEHOLD) Investigators are closing in on the person responsible for the brutal 2009 murder of Jonelle Melton, a beloved Red Bank teacher who was found beaten to death inside her West Sylvania Avenue apartment. Monmouth County CrimeStoppers wants to make sure the public is aware a chance still remains for anyone with information about the case to come forward and possibly collect the $10,000 in reward money being offered, announced Kevin J. Burke, Jr., Chairman of CrimeStoppers of Monmouth County.

“Our Office has worked tirelessly to solve this vicious crime and have recently developed new leads that make us confident that those responsible for this senseless crime will be brought to justice. We believe that there are people who have information about this murder who have not yet come forward.  Jonelle Melton deserves justice and those who knew and loved her deserve answers.” said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Man shot in head flags down cop for help, shooter kills himself, officials say

assetContentASBURY PARK — One man was killed and another is in extremely critical condition in an attempted murder-suicide that occurred Thursday afternoon in broad daylight on a public street in Asbury Park, authorities said. A 30-year-old city man was shot in the head by a 20-year-old man who later turned the gun on himself and pulled… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Man shot in head flags down cop for help, shooter kills himself, officials say

Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years

Anthony-Nygee-StevensonAnthony “Nygee” Stevenson, a 48 year old Long Branch restaurateur , was sentenced to 50 years in state prison today by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christoper J. Gramiccioni.

Stevenson was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury in May on 91 counts of selling drugs and guns out of his Long Branch restaurant,  Christabell’s American Soul Food Restaurant.  He has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correction Insitution since his August 1, 2011 arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.  He will be eligible for parole in 26 years.

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Posted: July 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years

USAA Commerial….anyone look familiar?

The latest USAA television commercial features the Gramiccioni family of Wall Township.

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Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , | Comments Off on USAA Commerial….anyone look familiar?

Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Second Student

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Nicholas DePue, 29 of Jackson, the Monmouth Regional High School teacher and wrestling coach who was charged with having sexual contact with a student under 18 years old last month was arrested today after a second victim came forward, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DePue stands accused of having a year long affair with the second victim, a female between the ages of 16 and 18. He was fired from his teaching position as a result of his arrest last month.

DePue was released on $100,000 bail following his June arrest.  He is in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution today with cash only bail of $250,000. If released again after posting bail, DePue is forbidden from having contact with his victims or returning to the scenes of his alleged crimes.

Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Carolina Moreno, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443, or Detective Joe Shuler, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400.

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Second Student

Long Branch shooting victim in stable condition, authorities say

assetContentLONG BRANCH – A township man remains hospitalized in stable condition Thursday after he was shot Wednesday night on Coleman Avenue, authorities said. At approximately 9:10 p.m., Long Branch police responded to the 100 block of Coleman Avenue for a report of shots fired, said Charles Webster, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. When… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

A “robust and aggressive” investigation into the hit and run death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio is ongoing.  It is possible that additional charges…assault by auto or vehicular homicide…could be filed against Toni Ann Marletta, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni in an interview with MoreMonmouthMusings last week.

Marletta has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since July 15 after being charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident July 6th incident on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township which resulted in the death of Procopio.  Her bail is $150,000 with no 10% option.

The Middletown Police Department identified Marletta as the driver of the vehicle that struck Procopio and fled the scene within hours of the incident.

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Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible