Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 60-year-old man has been indicted for causing a house fire that resulted in the deaths of his elderly mother and her companion in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township late last year. Kurt Smith was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), and one …

MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a man arrested for fatally shooting a fellow Burlington City resident late last year near the intersection of Barclay and York Streets has been indicted for the crime by a Grand Jury. Thomas A. Thompson Jr., 39, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lumberton Township man has been arrested and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Jeffrey Degroff, 58, of the first block of Chase Road in Lumberton, was charged with seven counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (five Second Degree and two Third Degree). Among …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that additional charges have been filed against a Shamong Township woman who was arrested last month after New Jersey State Police found 44 deceased dogs on her property and more than 150 others that were alive but being kept in substandard, inhumane conditions. Donna Roberts, 65, of the 500 …

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Beverly City resident who was convicted of fatally shooting a man on a Florence street two years ago has been sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey state prison. The sentence was handed down to Anthony Harris, 32, on December 20 by the …

Defendant also admitted taking a nude photo of a young boy in Camden County  MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 22-year-old Camden man pled guilty today in Superior Court to sexually assaulting a young girl in Maple Shade earlier this year. Jermaine J. Ward, of the 1000 block of Carl …

 MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the impaired driver of a stolen vehicle who crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer last year, killing his 15-year-old passenger, was sentenced today to 14 years in New Jersey state prison. The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr., handed down the term in Superior Court …

 MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 23-year-old Pemberton Township resident has been indicted for fatally shooting a man in the Sunbury Village neighborhood early last year. Douglas Lewis, of Fort Dix Road, was indicted on charges of Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon …

MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington Township resident received a life sentence yesterday in Superior Court for fatally stabbing his mother’s boyfriend following an argument inside their residence in late 2017. William E. Hines Jr., 35, was convicted in September of one count each of Murder (First Degree), Possession …

Heartwarming tale involving homeless veteran was fabricated to elicit donations  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that the story behind an extremely successful GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $400,000 to help a homeless veteran who performed an act of kindness for a stranded motorist was fictitious and formed the basis of a scam …