Teen Pleads Guilty to Raping 60-year-old

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Jerome J. Davis, 17, of Newark plead guilty to first degree aggravated sexual assault of a Newark woman before the Honorable Peter Vazquez, P.J.S.C. Davis was prosecuted as an adult. Assistant Prosecutor Walter Dirkin said the incident occurred on March 10, 2009. Davis, who was…

Arraignment, Essex Fells Murder Defendants

Reginald Anthony, 28, and Shaun Woodson, 24, both of East Orange, are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 12 Noon before Judge Peter J. Vazquez for the murder of Robert Nevius, 91, of Essex Fells. Judge Vazquez’s courtroom is located on the 6th Floor, Courtroom 604, of the Essex County Veterans…

Man Indicted for Halloween Vehicular Homicide

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an indictment was returned by an Essex County Grand Jury charging Kenneth Brown, 44, of Nutley with first degree vehicular homicide. The four count indictment also charges Brown with second degree vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. The indictment alleges Brown was impaired…

Second Man Arrested in Essex Fells Homicide

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today (April 17, 2010) that Shaun Woodson, 24, of East Orange has been arrested on a complaint charging him with felony murder, murder, robbery and weapons offenses for the murder of Robert Nevius, 91, of Essex Fells. Woodson is the co-defendant of Reginald Anthony, 28, of East…

Arrest Made in Essex Fells Homicide Case

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Reginald Anthony, 28, of East Orange has been arrested on a complaint charging him with felony murder, murder, robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses for the murder of Robert Nevius, 91, of Essex Fells. Anthony, who was hired as a chauffeur to drive Mr. Nevius and…

Elderly Man Found Dead in Essex Fells

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Robert Nevius, 91, was found unresponsive at approximately 8:40 a.m. in his Essex Fells home by members of the Essex Fells Police Department who went to the home to do a welfare check-in. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex Fells Police Department are…

19-year-old Arrested in Hit-and-Run

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today the arrest of Terrance Moore, 19, of Newark on a complaint charging him with six counts of aggravated assault. On April 13, 2010, Moore allegedly was the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu that hit six teens, critically injuring two, on North Oraton Parkway in East Orange.…

Male Fatally Shot In Newark

At approximately 5 p.m. a male was shot. An hour later he was pronounced dead at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The incident occurred in the 90th block of Willoughby Street in Newark. It is actively being investigated by Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad and the Newark Police Homicide Squad.…