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Family mourns Egg Harbor City man fatally shot in Millville

Maurice Lewis had a plan. The Egg Harbor City man was going to work as hard as he could to get a house for him and his mother by 2021. The 19-year-old Millville Senior High School graduate had dreams of joining the Army and was studying to become a mechanic. But just after 11 p.m. May 18, a bullet ended all those dreams. Terrell Savage, a man with a lengthy criminal history, allegedly shot Lewis,
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Atlantic City man allegedly beaten in prison is back in general population

An Atlantic City man who was allegedly beaten while in state prison is back in the general prison population, his mother said Monday night. “My son is free, you all,” Nadine Hathaway told friends and supporters through Facebook Live late Monday night. Dontae Hathaway, 31, was allegedly beaten last month after he filed a grievance against a corrections officer at Bayside State Prison, where he was serving a drugs and gun sentence. There was an
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Man repeated himself in theft of TVs from Cumberland Walmart, State Police say

State Police are trying to identify a man suspected of stealing flat-screen televisions from a Cumberland County Walmart on two separate days. The man first walked into the Walmart in Upper Deerfield Township on Jan. 25, put two of the televisions into his cart and walked out, according to State Police. On Jan. 28, he did the same thing. The four televisions total just less than $1,000, police said. “Now, perhaps this guy is having
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Authorities looking for other occupant of car after man found fatally shot

Investigators are looking for someone seen leaving a vehicle found in Bridgeton with a man shot dead inside. Miguel Lopez, 53, was found dead inside a vehicle after it crashed into trees on the 300 block of Spruce Street in Bridgeton on Sunday. Officers called to the scene at about 8:30 a.m. found the victim had been shot, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. Detectives from her office, along with Bridgeton police are looking for
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Millville man gets 22 years in 2014 killing

A Millville man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison in the 2014 killing of a Port Norris man. Benjamin Broughton, 29, was shot once in the face during an altercation in front of his home March 22, 2014. Errick Young, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in October, with the plea open, meaning his sentencing would proceed as if he had been convicted, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae explained. Young faced 10 to
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Truck of Cumberland County murder suspect found

State Police have found the truck of a Cumberland County man charged with murder in his wife’s death. Jeremiah Monell, 32, of Cedarville, is accused of killing his wife in the Commercial Township home where she and their children lived. Tara O’Shea was found unconscious and unresponsive just after 8 a.m. Monday. Monell is charged in the killing. His blue 1994 Chevrolet S10 pickup was found in an area off Sawmill Road in Cedarville, State
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Cumberland County man wanted in killing of estranged wife

Tara O’Shea begged the courts to let her get away from her abusive husband, but was not allowed to move out of state because they shared children, a friend said. Now, Jeremiah Monell is wanted for murder in his estranged wife’s death. State Police were called just after 8 a.m. Monday to the Commercial Township home O’Shea and her children shared on Raymond Drive, where they found the 36-year-old mother unconscious and unresponsive. Law enforcement
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Three guns, ammunition stolen from Vineland home

Three handguns and an unknown amount of ammunition was stolen from a Vineland home Sunday night. The suspect or suspects broke a rear bathroom window on the north side of the home on the 700 block of East Chestnut Avenue, police said. They then took three guns from an upstairs bedroom, according to the report. Two pistols were inside pistol cases in the back of the closet: one was a .22-caliber revolver and the other
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Not first assault on police officer charge for Vineland man

A Vineland man charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking an officer with a knife was previously charged with assaulting an officer, records show. Johnny Flores, 26, was arrested Wednesday after he stabbed Officer John Warrington in the face and head during a fight, according to the charges filed against him. Warrington and another unnamed officer went to the South Valley Avenue residence to assist state Department of Human Services workers, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer
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Millville man arrested in alleged dog-fighting conspiracy

A Millville man has been arrested in an alleged dog-fighting ring centered in Cumberland County. Nine people were arrested in April and 66 dogs rescued as part of the investigation Robert Elliott Sr., 47, of Millville, was arrested Wednesday, and is expected in Camden federal court later this afternoon to hear the charges. Elliott lived in a residence with Frank Nichols, who was among those previously arrested. During a search there, law enforcement seized 13
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