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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Deadly Ewing Township Murder

By rlsmetro on
Ewing Township

Mercer County officials reported that an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Ewing Police Department has led to the arrest of a Trenton man for Monday’s murder of Mr. Cedric Hennessee Flippin in Ewing Township.

According to authorities, Mr. Daryl K. Smith, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon at Newark Liberty International Airport on an airplane departing for North Carolina by members of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

In the incident, police said at approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 29, Ewing Police were dispatched to Public Storage on Parkside Avenue in Ewing.  

Officers arrived on the scene and located Flippin unresponsive on the ground outside one of the storage lockers.

Detectives located a shell casing nearby and Flippin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police charged Smith with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and certain second-degree persons not to possess a firearm.

The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Smith pending trial.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.