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Defendant Charged in Toms River Attempted Murder to Remain Detained Pending Trial

Toms River

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on March 30, the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P., ordered that Carles Bryant, 34, of Millville, shall remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on the charge of Attempted Murder, relative to an incident which occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River during the evening hours of March 3, 2021. 

According to officials, Bryant has also been charged with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Contempt. 

Initially a fugitive from justice, Bryant was apprehended in Atlantic City by the United States Marshals Service on March 19, without incident, according to police. 

He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since the date of his arrest. The detention hearing was handled by Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Esler.