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Egg Harbor Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Arson in Lakewood

By rlsmetro on
Lakewood Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Jamal Preston, 25, of Egg Harbor Township, was charged with Attempted Murder as well as four counts of Aggravated Arson

According to Ocean County officials on August 22, the Lakewood Township Police Department responded to a report of a fire at a residence in Lakewood.

Officials say an investigation determined that Preston did, in fact, intentionally set the fire while the residence was occupied by three individuals.

Preston was arrested by the United States Marshals Service today and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.