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UPDATE: Manchester Township Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Carjacking, Bias Intimidation in Lakewood Township

By kbm0423 on
Lakewood Township

Ocean County officials announced that on April 8, Dion Marsh, 27, of Manchester Township, was charged with Attempted Murder, Carjacking, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Bias Intimidation all in connection with a series of incidents that occurred in Lakewood Township and Jackson Township on April 8.

According to officials, on April 8, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Officers from the Lakewood Township Police Department were summoned to the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Pine Street for a report of a carjacking.  

Police said that Responding Officers determined that a male suspect approached a 2016 Toyota Camry, assaulted the driver, and fled the area in the vehicle.  

According to police, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Lakewood Township Police received a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle in the area of Central Avenue and Carlton Avenue.  

Officials said that Responding Officers discovered that a male victim had been struck by a dark-colored vehicle.  

The victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where he is listed in stable condition.  

According to officials, at approximately 6:55 p.m., Lakewood Township Police Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a stabbing in the vicinity of Pine Circle Drive and Lakewood New Egypt Road.  

The officers discovered a male victim with a stab wound to his chest. 

The victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.  

According to police, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Officers from the Jackson Township Police Department responded to a 911 call for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle in the area of Galassi Court.  

Officials said that Responding Officers were able to determine that the male victim had been struck by the same vehicle that was taken in the carjacking incident in Lakewood earlier in the day.  

The victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he is listed in critical but stable condition. 

An investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Major Crime Unit and Lakewood Township Police Department revealed that Marsh was responsible for all of these criminal acts.  

Officials said that on April 8, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Major Crime Unit and Manchester Township Police Department arrested Marsh at his residence in Manchester Township without incident.  Marsh is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

"Our investigation reveals that these criminal acts were committed throughout the day yesterday into the early evening and that Marsh was acting alone and not in concert with anyone else," Prosecutor Billhimer said.  

"I'm grateful for the collaborative efforts of every police officer and detective that worked swiftly to identify Marsh and bring him into custody without further injury to anyone.  A tremendous job by all involved."