Passaic County officials are reporting that Mr. Fredi Landero, also known as Bernardo Tacomul, 41, of Fall River, Massachusetts, has been indicted in relation to a December 23, 2019, motor vehicle collision that caused a pedestrian to suffer serious bodily injury.
Officials say a Passaic County Grand Jury has returned Indictment No. 21-04-00132-I, charging Mr. Landero with one count of fourth-degree Causing Serious Bodily Injury While Driving Unlicensed for his involvement in that incident, which took place on Ringwood Avenue in the Borough of Wanaque, causing a 62-year-old Wayne man to suffer serious bodily injury.
According to Passaic County officials, Mr. Landero was released from jail on pretrial monitoring conditions on December 24, 2019, but failed to comply with his release conditions and is now a fugitive. He is not considered to be dangerous.
The sentencing exposure on fourth-degree Causing Serious Bodily Injury While Driving Unlicensed is up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Mr. Landero will be scheduled for arraignment on a date to be determined before a Superior Court Judge. A criminal indictment is merely an accusation.
Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.