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Manchester Man Admits to Setting Multiple Forest Fires

Manchester Township

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Ocean County announced that on March 24, Gregory Fullman, Jr., 33, Manchester Township, pleaded guilty to three counts of Aggravated Arson.

According to officials, at the time of his sentencing on May 19, the State will be seeking a term of twelve years in New Jersey State Prison.  

Officials say Fullman will also be responsible for restitution concerning fire suppression services.

On January 31, 2022, a multi-jurisdictional investigation into numerous forest fires intentionally set in Ocean County culminated with Fullman’s arrest.

According to the investigation, it was revealed that Fullman was responsible for setting fires and destroying or damaging wooded areas in Little Egg Harbor Township, Manchester Township, and Lakewood Township between May 2021 and January 2022.

Fullman was taken into custody on January 31, 2022, and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension.