A 37-year-old man accused of striking his brother with a car following a dispute has been charged with attempted murder.
According to police, on December 14th at approximately 7:05 p.m., members of the Middle Township Street Crimes Unit were conducting surveillance in the Rio Grande section of the Township when they observed two subjects wrestling next to a 2012 GMC Acadia with the rear hatch open.
The subjects then got up and got into the vehicle without closing the hatch and pulled onto New York Avenue towards Route 47 headed north.
The officers located the vehicle near the intersection of Route 47 and Railroad Avenue. As the officers approached the intersection, the passenger of the GMC Acadia got out of the car and crossed Railroad Avenue where the driver of the GMC Acadia then revved the engine and drove across railroad avenue and intentionally struck the passenger.
The driver, later identified as Robert Gregory III, 37, of Erma, fled the scene but was then located in the old concrete plant.
The victim, Michael Gregory, 36 of Erma, suffered severe injuries and was flown to ACMC City Division where he was listed in stable but critical condition.
Authorities charged Gregory III with Attempted Murder, 1st Degree, Aggravated Assault, 2nd Degree, Assault with a Vehicle, 3rd Degree, Endangering an Injured Victim, 3rd Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury, 3rd Degree, and DWI and other various motor vehicle offenses.
A judge ordered that Gregory III be lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility.
The Middle Township Fatal Crash Team, Middle Township Major Crimes Unit, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Middle Township EMS and the Rio Grande Fire Department assisted on scene.