Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Jackson Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz announced that Mr. Jshawn Cutler, 23, of Jackson, has been charged with murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), in connection with the death of Isaiah Renouf, also 23, of Jackson.
Ocean County officials said Cutler was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d, and Burglary in violation
of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2a(1).
According to officials, Jackson Township Police responded to a 911 call from a residence on Connor Boulevard in reference to an individual with a stab wound.
Responding Officers found Isaiah Renouf on the floor of the residence with a large wound to his chest.
Lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene; Mr. Renouf was then transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, where he succumbed to his injuries.
A post-mortem examination by the Ocean County Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Renouf’s death to be a stab wound to the chest, and the manner of death to be a homicide.
Officials said a subsequent investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Jackson Township Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit revealed that Mr. Renouf and Jshawn Cutler had an altercation at the Connor Boulevard residence, where Cutler stabbed Mr. Renouf – causing his death. Cutler was later apprehended during a motor vehicle stop by the Lakewood Township Police Department.
He is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail, pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor Billhimer and Chief Kunz would like to acknowledge the cooperative assistance of the Ocean