WOODBURY, NJ (September 22, 2017)--Kerwin L. Matthews, (left) age 54 of Gloucester City NJ was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery in the May 28, 2017 hold-up at gunpoint of a Family Dollar store employee on Gateway Blvd. in West Deptford NJ.
Matthews was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker. His plea on August 3, 2017 was the result of negotiations with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
Matthews was accused of approaching an employee of the Family Dollar store at closing and taking a bag from her. The lunch bag was valued at $10. Matthews was apprehended the same day. He has been in jail since his arrest.
A co-defendant, Melanie Thomas (above, right), also of Gloucester City, remains charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
source Gloucester County Prosecutors Office