Posts in category

Press Releases


MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the Maple Shade First Aid Squad was sentenced yesterday in Superior Court to three years in New Jersey state prison for stealing more than $118,000 from the agency over a period of nearly seven years. Joseph J. Freed III, 54, of …

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a former Lenape High School teacher was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison for recording upskirt videos and taking photos of female students last year in his classroom and the school’s hallways. Eric T. Howell, 44, of the first block …

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Superior Court jury today found a Tabernacle man guilty of murder for strangling a Lumberton Township resident inside her home in the summer of 2016. William M. Gennett, 54, was convicted of one count of Murder (First Degree) for the asphyxiation of Shannon …

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a former U.S. Air Force military police officer was found guilty today of causing an automobile accident in Bordentown Township in late 2015 that killed two people, including her estranged husband. Shade Cooper, 28, of East Granby, Connecticut, was convicted by a jury in …

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington Township man was sentenced today to 24 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a convenience store clerk in Willingboro in 2015. Eramus Canty, 34, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Canty pled guilty …

MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Mount Holly man pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to the armed robbery of a Wawa store in Springfield Township last summer. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Michael J. Siriani, 59, of the 100 block of Mill Street, will be sentenced to …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David Jantas announced that a township drug dealer was charged with causing the death of a customer to whom she sold fentanyl-laced heroin last year. Shannon McGuigan, 32, of the 100 block of Tensaw Drive, was charged with one count of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced …

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lumberton man was sentenced today to 15 years in New Jersey state prison for killing an acquaintance in late 2016 and burying his body in the back yard of the Lumberton home he shared with his father and brother. Bryan Costello, 26, must …

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in New Jersey state prison for breaking into the home of a Browns Mills woman last year and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint. Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Lawrence Pippins, 27, of …

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in New Jersey state prison for breaking into the home of a Browns Mills woman last year and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint. Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Lawrence Pippins, 27, of …