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For Immediate Release – July 30, 2015 | CNBNewsnet

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Chris Leusner announce the arrest of Jamar Lovett 19 year old male, of Middle Township, N.J, for the shooting of a male in the unit block of Swainton Goshen Road, Middle Township, N.J. The victim was subsequently transported to Cape May Regional Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. 

On July 28, 2015, Middle Township Police responded to Swainton Goshen Road for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers encountered the victim who related he was jogging on the unit block of Swainton Goshen Road when he was struck in the upper left arm from what he believed to be a pellet projectile.

A subsequent investigation by Detectives from Middle Township Police Department and the Major Crimes Unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office led to the execution of a Search and Seizure warrant at the residence of #21 Swainton Goshen Road, Middle Township, N.J. Discovered during the search was a pellet gun capable of firing projectiles matching the projectile extracted from the victim, pellet gun projectiles matching the one extracted from the victim, shot gun ammunition and CDS specifically Heroin. Also discovered during the investigation was a sawed- off shot gun and corresponding ammunition, in a wooded area directly behind #21 Swainton Goshen Road. 

Pursuant to the Search and several interviews that were conducted by investigators, Mr. Jamar Lovett 19 year old male, who resides at #21 Swainton Goshen Road was arrested and charged with; Aggravated Assault a crime of the 3rd degree, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose a crime of the 2nd degree, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon a crime of the 3rd degree, Possession of CDS (heroin) a crime of the 3rd degree, Possession 

with intent to Distribute Heroin a crime of the 3rd degree, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon a crime of the 3rd degree and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a CDS Offense a crime of the 2nd degree. 

Prosecutor Taylor advises that a person convicted of a second degree crime is subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison and persons convicted of a third degree crime is subject to a term of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison. 

As a result of the charges Lamar Lovett was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center in lieu of $90,000 full cash bail assigned by the Honorable Judge Neidig. 

Prosecutor Taylor and Chief Leusner recognize the efforts of all the agencies involved resulting in the successful conclusion of this investigation. 

Prosecutor Taylor continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding illegal activity and/or any criminal activity within the community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s tip-line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime-Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, as well as the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1168.

THE SUSPECT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE

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