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UPDATE: NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Violent Robbery in Little Egg Harbor Township

Ocean County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Ocean County announced that on June 17, Marc Manfredonia, 33, of Little Egg Harbor, pled guilty to Robbery before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, P.J.Cr.P., in connection with an incident that occurred in Little Egg Harbor Township on September 9, 2023.AdOcean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said that at his sentencing on August 9, 2024, the State will seek a term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act.

Officials stated that on September 9, 2023, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers from the Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department were summoned to a residence on East Hudson Drive for a report of gunshots having been fired.

Responding Officers discovered a 36-year-old male victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, officials said.

According to officials, the victim was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, New Jersey, for treatment of his injuries and subsequently released.

Officials say that an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit revealed that in the early morning hours of September 9, 2023, the victim visited Manfredonia and Christopher Miller, 36, of Paterson.

Authorities say both of whom the victim was acquainted with at the East Hudson Drive residence where they were staying.

A short time later, Miller and Manfredonia physically forced the victim out of the residence and demanded money from him, officials stated.

Officials said Miller brandished a handgun and informed the victim that he would shoot him if he did not transfer money through a mobile cash application.

The victim effectuated transactions to Miller and Manfredonia through the cash application, officials say, and Miller and Manfredonia then demanded more money from the victim.

The victim refused, and a physical altercation ensued, according to officials. 

Authorities say Miller then fired four gunshots, striking the victim in the leg, groin, and ear.AdMiller and Manfredonia continued to physically assault the victim before retreating to the inside of the residence, officials stated. 

The victim thereafter ran to a nearby home and called the police, officials said. Miller and Manfredonia were taken into custody without incident at the subject residence and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where they were subsequently released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.

The charges against Miller for Attempted Murder, Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon remain pending, officials say.