Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on December 3, Kendrick Coley, 29, of Little Egg Harbor, was sentenced to fourteen years New Jersey State Prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Aggravated Manslaughter, relative to the stabbing death of Richard Pone during the evening hours of May 16, 2018, in Little Egg Harbor.
According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on May 16, 2018, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Officers from the Little Egg Harbor Police Department responded to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing incident that had taken place at a residence on Maplewood Drive.
Prosecutor Billhimer said that upon their arrival, Officers located Mr. Pone in an upstairs bedroom with multiple stab wounds; he was pronounced deceased at the scene at approximately 8:40 p.m.
A subsequent investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Little Egg Harbor Police Department Detective Bureau determined that Coley had stabbed the victim multiple times after the two had engaged in a physical altercation at the residence.
Coley was apprehended at the scene and taken into custody without incident. He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest on May 16, 2018.