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Sewell Man Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Disarm Deptford Cop

Sewell Deptford Township

A man who attempted to disarm a Deptford Township Police officer pleaded guilty to the crime that occurred in February.

According to police, Raymond D. Harvey, 28, of Sewell NJ, attempted to disarm the police officer during a struggle outside the defendant’s ex-girlfriend’s home on February 6th.

Authorities said under terms of his plea to the second-degree offense, and Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph Brook will recommend that Harvey is sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison.

Under the NJ No Early Release Act, Harvey must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson scheduled sentencing for February 6, 2018.

Police were dispatched to an Oak Avenue residence for a report of an unwanted person then encountered defendant Harvey, who fled and later violently resisted arrest, according to the complaint against Harvey.

Harvey remained in jail since his arrest the day of the incident authorities said.