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Lakewood Man Indicted for Attempted Murder

By rlsmetro on
Lakewood Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on July 28, Stanley Williams, 25, of Lakewood, was indicted on two counts of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon relative to an incident that occurred in Lakewood Township during the evening hours of April 17, into the early morning hours of April 18.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer on April 17, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Lakewood Township Police Officers responded to a residence on Lisa Robyn Circle in reference to an alleged disturbance. 

Prosecutor Billhimer said that as responding Officers were attempting to make contact with Williams at the residence, he attacked the officers with a knife, wounding both Officers about the head and face. Williams then barricaded himself in the residence. 

After all efforts to effectuate Williams’ peaceful surrender were exhausted, the Lakewood Township Police Department Special Response Team - with assistance from the Ocean County Regional SWAT team - made a tactical entry into the residence at approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 18, Prosecutor Billhimer said.

As Officers made entry into the residence, Williams discharged a BB gun in the Officers’ direction, striking one of the Officers. The Officers in question were treated for their injuries, which were determined to be non-life-threatening.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, Williams was ultimately taken into custody and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest on April 18.