Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and U. S. Marshal for the District of New Jersey Juan Mattos, Jr. announced today that a fugitive charged with the stabbing death of a Mount Holly woman earlier this week was apprehended last night in Burlington City.
Rashon A. Causey, 38, of Burlington City, was taken into custody at approximately 8:30 p.m. inside a residence in the 100 block of Elm Avenue.
The apprehension occurred under the direction of the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Burlington City Police Department, the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit, the Cinnaminson Police Department K-9 Unit, the Lumberton Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police K-9 Unit.
Causey is accused of fatally stabbing Shanai Marshall, 37, in her home in the first block of Monroe Street just before midnight on Monday.
The victim was flown to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton following the attack, and passed away at the facility on Wednesday afternoon. The victim was the mother of a young child fathered by the defendant.
An autopsy performed yesterday by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood concluded the manner of death was homicide and the cause was a stab wound to the head.
Causey has been charged with Murder (First Degree), Aggravated Assault (Second Degree), Burglary (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree).
Bail for Causey was set at $1,050,000 with no 10 percent permitted.
He will have a first appearance today at 11 a.m. before the Hon. Thomas P. Kelly, J.S.C. The case will then be referred to a Burlington County Grand Jury to be considered for indictment.
The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Mount Holly Police Department.