M’TOWN MAN INDICTED IN STORE ATTACK

The man accused of viciously stabbing a shopper at a Bed Bath and Beyond store in Middletown last January has been indicted on an attempted murder charge by a Monmouth County grand jury, authorities reported Friday.

Tyrik Haynes, a 19-year-old township resident, has been held on $1.05 million bail since the attack, in which a 29-year-old Keansburg woman was repeatedly stabbed in the Route 35 housewares store.

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M’TOWN MAN INDICTED IN ALLEGED RAMPAGE

By JOHN T. WARD

A Middletown man has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury for a multi-town rampage in which he’s alleged to have smashed his car into one occupied by his former girlfriend and their infant daughter, and for violent assaults on two cops who attempted to arrest him.

Gregory Canova, 38, faces 25 charges including arising from a series of incidents that began with him trying to choke his girlfriend in a motel room; continued with him running her car off the road with their one-year-old daughter aboard; getting into a violent struggle with a Middletown oficer; dragging the cop with his car; smashing his vehicle head-on into a moving police car; and a car chase, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor.

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EX INDICTED IN RED BANK WOMAN’S DEATH

By JOHN T. WARD

An Eatontown man was indicted Wednesday for the alleged murder of his ex-wife, a Red Bank woman whose body was found six weeks after she disappeared last spring, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office announced.

Oscar Prior-Ramirez, 32, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Viridiana Beltran-Gomez, 26, who vanished after working her shift at Siena Grill on Shrewsbury Avenue last May 12.

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PARKWAY FATALITY YIELDS DWI INDICTMENT

hot-topic rightA Garden State Parkway accident that that killed a Middletown father of five in April has led to the indictment of a Jackson man on a vehicular homicide and other charges,  Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw announced Monday.

Eric Pereira, 20, was intoxicated, speeding and using a cellphone when he smashed into the rear of a southbound van, leading to the death of 43-year-old Kevin Donnelly, Warshaw’s office alleges.

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