Absecon man who fled sentencing indicted in Pleasantville killing

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An Absecon man accused in a fatal shooting a week before he was set to be sentenced in a drug and weapons case was has been indicted.

Jerome Holley, 41, was set to be sentenced Oct. 17, of last year, after pleading guilty to running a drug-manufacturing facility out of Pleasantville with weapons. But he never showed up.

He was arrested a month later, but on charges of an aggravated assault on his stepfather that happened in September, BreakingAC previously reported.

When Holley first appeared via video from the jail, Judge William Miller noted that the meeting was overdue.

“He was released pending sentencing before me and never showed up,” Miller said.

While Holley was being held on the assault charge, he was served charges related to the killing of Mamadou Toure in Pleasantville, including murder and certain person not to possess firearms.

Toure, 45, was found unresponsive in a driveway in the first block of West Pleasant Avenue at about 8:40 a.m. Oct. 9.

“He’s been a problem most of his life,” Miller said at his detention hearing in the aggravated assault. “He’s been engaged in criminal activity most of his life.”

Holley had been held in jail following an arrest on drug and gun charges in February 2022, less than five months after he was released from prison.

He was released pending sentencing after pleading guilty in that case, and then allegedly killed Toure whil free.

Holley now remains in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

This incident is still under investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department.