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Fugitive Charged in Toms River Attempted Murder Apprehended

Toms River

Ocean County officials have announced that on March 19, Carles Bryant, 34, of Millville, a fugitive from justice relative to an incident that occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River during the evening hours of March 3, was apprehended in Atlantic City by the United States Marshals Service without incident.

According to police, on March 3, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Toms River Township Police responded to a 911 call to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Hooper Avenue in reference to a physical altercation taking place in the lobby of the Hotel involving a male and a female.

Police said that when responding officers arrived, they found a female victim - unresponsive with multiple apparent stab wounds to the head, face, and body. The female was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where she was treated for her injuries. 

Officials said that she has since been released from the hospital. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau resulted in Bryant being identified as the assailant responsible for the victim’s injuries.

According to police, on March 4, a warrant was issued for Bryant’s arrest. He was charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Contempt.