Hate Crime Spree Against Orthodox Jews in New Jersey Ends with Guilty Plea and Potential Life Sentence

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey – A man has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for a spree of violent attacks against Jews in a heavily Orthodox area of New Jersey. Dion Marsh, 29, admitted to five hate crimes charges and one count of carjacking in relation to the attacks which took place in and around Lakewood, a city in central New Jersey that is a hub of Orthodox Jewish life. The U.S. Department of Justice …

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Human Trafficking Network Uncovered in Burlington County Leads to Arrest and Charges against Suspect in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

TRENTON, N.J. – As New Jersey observes Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a recent case in Burlington County highlights the pervasive and disturbing nature of these crimes. The Attorney General, Matthew J. Platkin, and the Division of Criminal Justice revealed that a state grand jury has approved charges against a suspect accused of running a human trafficking network in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The case revolves around Nieem Johnson, 40, who allegedly operated a sex trafficking …

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Armed Robbery Suspect Killed in New Jersey Shootout

A man wanted for an armed robbery in Providence last summer was killed in a shootout with authorities in South Brunswick, New Jersey. Shamar Leggette, 41, reportedly exchanged gunfire with US Marshals on Wednesday. This incident occurred as he was wanted for the robbery and shooting of a man in the Federal Hill section of Providence in August. Described as a career criminal, Leggette’s death came during the confrontation with authorities. The New Jersey Attorney …

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Fugitive Wanted for Armed Robbery and Murder Shot and Killed by U.S. Marshals in New Jersey

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A man wanted for an armed robbery on Federal Hill in August 2023 met his demise in New Jersey on Thursday at the hands of U.S. Marshals. Shamar Leggette, the suspect in the robbery and shooting of a man, was shot and killed by the marshals in response to a tip about his whereabouts at a local motel. According to police, Leggette was also sought in connection with an armed robbery …

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Robbery Suspect Wanted for ‘Bling Bishop’ Heist Shot Dead by US Marshals During Confrontation in New Jersey

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey – Shamar Leggette, the man wanted for the robbery of Brooklyn’s “Bling Bishop,” was fatally shot by US Marshals during an attempted arrest on Wednesday. Leggette had been in a hotel room in South Brunswick, New Jersey with his girlfriend when the officers showed up, CBS News reported. According to officials, Leggette opened fire on the federal officers, who then returned fire and killed him. His girlfriend reportedly surrendered at the …

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Tragic Murder-Suicide: New Jersey Family of Four Found Dead in Home After Eviction Notice

UNION, New Jersey – A tragic discovery in Union, New Jersey, left officials stunned as they found the bodies of four family members inside their home on Wednesday morning. The victims, a man, a woman, and two children, are believed to have died in a murder-suicide, as investigators continue to handle the case. The official cause of death for the family members is yet to be released, along with their identities and ages, as authorities …

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Arrest of Two New Jersey Suspects in Federal Probe After Bedford Hills Fire

BEDFORD, NY – The Bedford Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious fire at a home on McLain St. in Bedford Hills. The incident, which occurred around 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, led to a joint federal probe and the subsequent arrest of two suspects from New Jersey on federal charges. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries resulting from the early morning fire and explosion. The joint investigation, conducted by the Bedford Police …

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