MIDDLETOWN: SUSPECT TRIED TO KILL COP


The suspect was apprehended when he crashed his car on Courtney Way after a chase of about three miles, Middletown police said.

By JOHN T. WARD

A Middletown man was charged with trying to kill a township police officer Sunday after an tussle in which the officer was dragged by the suspect’s car, police said.

Corporal Daniel Murdoch remained hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries five hours after the 11:12 a.m. incident, which also involved a motor vehicle chase of about three miles that ended with the suspect crashing his car several blocks away, said department spokesman Lieutenant Steven Dollinger.

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RUMSON MAN CHARGED IN KEANSBURG STABBING

A 23-year-old Rumson man was in Monmouth County lockup Monday on an attempted murder charge for stabbing a man at a party in Keansburg Keyport early Sunday morning, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Timothy Glassco Jr., of Avenue of Two Rivers, was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, the Press reports, citing a news release by Keansburg Deputy Police Chief Michael Pigot.

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MURDER TRY AT SCHOOL GETS MAN 15 YEARS

hot-topic rightA Red Bank man whose homicidal knife attack at the borough primary school two years ago left his ex-girlfriend seriously injured has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison, the Monmouth County Prosecutor announced Thursday.

Twenty-four-year-old Jorge Vargas-Mancilla’s sentencing came three months after he pleaded to attempted murder in state Superior Court in Freehold.

A concurrent four-year sentence was imposed by Judge Richard English for Vargas-Mancilla’s admission that he attacked the school’s principal, Rich Cohen, and guidance counselor Karl Parker in when they attempted to intervene on behalf of Vargas-Mancilla’s 21-year-old ex-girlfriend, the mother of his five-year-old child, a student at the school.

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GUILTY PLEA IN STABBING AT SCHOOL

hot-topic rightA Red Bank man admitted Monday that he intended to kill his former girlfriend when he stabbed her at the borough primary school in December, 2008, the Asbury Park Press reports.

Twenty-four-year-old Jorge Vargas-Mancilla of West Bergen Place, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault. He faces a possible 15-year prison term when he is sentenced in state Superior Court in Freehold in December, the newspaper says.

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SIMS PLEADS GUILTY IN ’07 DOUBLE SHOOTING

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Facing a second trial after a Monmouth County jury deadlocked on attempted murder charges, Anthony Sims has pleaded guilty to shooting two brothers in Red Bank in November, 2008, the Asbury Park Press reports.

According to the Press, the 21-year-old Eatontown resident

pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree attempted passion provocation manslaughter, admitting he did shoot brothers Brandon Graves, 24, and Anthony Graves Jr., 28, both of Eatontown, on the evening of Nov. 26, 2007 outside the Montgomery Terrace apartment complex off Tilton Avenue.

Answering questions from defense attorney Robert J. Konzelmann, Sims maintained the Graves brother provoked him, but withdrew the self-defense claims presented at trial.

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GALLERIA AMBUSH TARGET TESTIFIES

hot-topic rightPeter Paras, a Red Bank family law attorney who was run over in a by a Jeep in the parking lot of the Galleria shopping and office complex in 2002, took the stand yesterday in the trial of the former client accused of ordering his murder.

From Paras’ testimony, according to an account in today’s Asbury Park Press:

“Out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement,” Paras said, describing his walk across the office parking lot in the late afternoon hours of June 21, 2002. “I know the car hit me. I know the car picked up speed. But it happened so quickly, I couldn’t do anything about it.”

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