Manchester Township News

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on October 23, Thomas Hatchett, 88, of Manchester Township, pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter. At the time of his sentencing on December 18, the Court will sentence Hatchett to a term of imprisonment between ten and thirty years in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP).

Owner of Manchester Township Jewelry Store Charged with Theft

The owner of a Rumson jewelry store charged with theft in September is now facing additional charges after 11 new victims came forward to report being victimized. The new victims revealed the jeweler failed to return jewelry totaling about $300,000 that was left at his store on consignment, for redesign, or for repair, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Manchester Man Sentenced for Aggravated Manslaughter

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced that Edgar Diaz, 18, of Manchester, was sentenced today by the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P, to eighteen years New Jersey State Prison. As a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Aggravated Manslaughter, for the killing of his mother, Margarita Diaz.

Woman Charged with Ocean County Murder

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Manchester Township Police Chief Lisa Parker announced that Mary Carbone, 56, of Toms River, has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1) relative to the death of Frank Stochel.

Manchester Death Ruled a Homicide

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Manchester Township Police Chief Lisa Parker announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Manchester Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit are investigating the death of Frank Stochel, 55, of Manchester Township.

Manchester Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on Friday, January 10, 2020, Darnell Williams, 35, of Manchester, was sentenced to twelve years New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) by the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., as a result to a guilty plea to Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(1). In sentencing Williams, Judge Gizinski imposed a six year period of parole ineligibility.

86-Year-Old Manchester Man Charged with Fatal Shooting

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Manchester Township Chief of Police Lisa Parker have announced that Thomas Hatchett, 86, of Manchester Township, was arrested last night and charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a(1).