Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today that Carles Bryant, 34, of Millville, pled guilty to Attempted Murder before the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., in connection with an incident that occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River on March 3.
Ocean County officials said at the time of his sentencing on October 13, the State will recommend a term of fifteen years New Jersey State Prison subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act.
Officials said 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 hotel's lobby involving a male and a female.
When responding officers arrived, they found a female victim - unresponsive with multiple apparent stab wounds to the head, face, and body.
According to officials, the female was transported to a local hospital, treated for her injuries and eventually released.
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.
On March 4, a warrant was issued for Bryant’s arrest. Officials said on March 19, Bryant was taken into custody in Atlantic City by the United States Marshals Service without incident.
He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension.