WOODBURY NEW JERSEY (DECEMBER 5, 2014)--Dana M. Mulvany (DOB 12/25/70), of Collingswood NJ today (12/5) was denied any reduction in his $75,000 bail on a charge of robbery of a Woodbury pizza shop in which he is accused of punching a female employee in the face and fleeing with cash on 11/15/14.
Mulvany’s lawyer sought lower bail to allow him to enter a rehabilitation program to deal with what she said was a cocaine addiction relapse that coincided with the death of his wife.
But Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph More pointed out that Mulvany has an extensive multi-state criminal record and also has charges of theft and eluding apprehension from Haddon Township and Winslow Township in Camden County, on the same day as the robbery.
In the Woodbury incident, the store employee was counting cash when Mulvany entered, jumped on the counter, struck the worker and grabbed $140, leaving behind his wallet as he fled in view of a security camera. Assistant Prosecutor More said.
Mulvany was arrested later in the day by Winslow police fleeing from the theft of a pocketbook in Haddon Township, said More.
Mulvany has an “extensive” out-of-state criminal record that includes convictions in Colorado, Nevada, South Dakota and South Carolina, said More. The narcotics conviction in South Dakota resulted in a prison sentence, he said.
Based on the seriousness of the local offense, the likelihood of conviction and “significant ties” to other states, Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson denied a requested reduction of bail to $50,000.