FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP NJ-- On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers from the Franklin Township Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Fries Mill Road for a 9-1-1 call reporting a male had been stabbed. Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered the victim, Dwaynne Mickles, 42, of Franklinville, deceased and appearing to have sustained stab wounds.
An autopsy conducted by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin ruled the cause of Mickles’ death as multiple stab wounds, and the manner of death as homicide.
Through aggressive investigation, Detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Franklin Township Police Department arrested Jahaan Sheridan, 33, of Franklinville, charging him with murder, possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.
Additionally charged in connection with the investigation was Brandon Harvey, 39, also of Franklinville. Harvey was charged with illegal possession of a weapon (handgun) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.
This investigation remains active. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding this homicide to contact Det. Krystal Santiago of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5500 or Det. Daniel Farid of the Franklin Township Police Department at 856-694-1415, Ext 163.
Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.