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Berkeley Man Accused of Threatening Toms River Resident With Death

Grand juries hand up indictments

 

A township man is being held in the Ocean County Jail after police said he threatened a Toms River man with a knife.

Joseph Earley, 51, of New Castle Court was indicted last week by an Ocean County grand jury on aggravated assault, terroristic threat and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose charges.

Earley was arrested Nov. 13 and accused of using a knife to attempt to cause "bodily injury" to the Toms River man, who he also threatened to kill, the indictment states.

He is being held on $20,000 bail, no 10 percent option.

Grand juries also indicted:

  • Shannon J. Bane, 26, of Ocean Gate on terroristic threat charges.

Bane was arrested Sept. 3 in the borough and accused of threatening to kill two separate Ocean Gate residents.

Bane posted $15,000 bail Sept. 7.

  • Timothy M. Downing, 34, of Forked River on a drug charge.

Downing was arrested Sept. 9 in Berkeley and accused of possessing cocaine. He was released on a summons.

  • Talmadge Foster, 43, of Bayville on a shoplifting charge.

Foster was arrested Jan. 10 at Kohl's in Toms River and accused of stealing a vacuum worth more than $500. 

Foster was released on a summons.

  • Judith A. Robertozzi, 47, of Lanoka Harbor on charges of attempting to obtain drugs by fraud.

Robertozzi was arrested Aug. 17 in Berkeley and accused of passing a phony prescription for oxycodone at ShopRite. Police said she also had oxycodone in her possession when arrested.

Robertozzi was charged with attempting to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, uttering a forged instrument and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

She was released on a summons.

  • Kyle J. Skora, 32, of Bayville on a driving while suspended charge.

Skora was arrested Aug. 22 in Lacey and accused of driving while suspended after his second drunken driving conviction.

He was released on a summons.

  • Elisha A. Hawk, 28, of Bayville on shoplifting and drug charges.

Hawk was arrested Nov. 8 in Brick and accused of stealing more than $500 in DVDs from Target while in possession of zolpidem. 

She was released on a summons.

lois June 06, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Has a sentencing made on this Mr Earley case-any bargaining at the table for sentencing

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