Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a man who was charged with fatally shooting a fellow Burlington City resident late last year near the intersection of Barclay and York Streets has been re-indicted and charged with possession of narcotics, along with the woman who helped him hide from police before his arrest.
Thomas A. Thompson Jr., 40, and Marla Tucker, 41, were living together on Union Street in Burlington City when Thompson was charged with killing Hubert Moore Jr. on October 6, 2018.
A search of their residence yielded a quantity of cocaine, and both were re-indicted on charges that include Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree). Tucker was additionally indicted on Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court.
Thompson, who is being housed in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, was originally indicted for Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree).
The investigation revealed that Thompson approached a vehicle driving along Barclay Street on October 6 at approximately 1:30 a.m. and fired into the open window, striking Moore, 37, who was a front-seat passenger. Moore, of York Street, was pronounced dead at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro about 30 minutes later. The driver, who was the only other occupant, was not injured.
The investigation further revealed that Tucker helped Thompson attempt to evade capture immediately following the killing of Moore. Thompson was arrested two days later in Bordentown Township by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Thompson is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchinson. The investigation was conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Burlington Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Tom LaRosa and City of Burlington Detective Corporal Ann Czajka.
An indictment is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.