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Man With Backpack Full of Guns in 2018 Arrest in Seaside Park Found Guilty

TOMS RIVER-Corey Cure, 24, of Seaside Park, was found guilty on two counts of Second Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, one count of Third Degree Terroristic Threats, and one count of Fourth Degree Unlawful Possession of Hollow Nose Bullets following a two-week jury trial. After the guilty verdict was returned by the jury, Cure pled guilty to two counts of being a Certain Person Not to Have Weapons – also crimes of the Second Degree. Cure was taken into custody and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail. He is scheduled to be sentenced by the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C., on July 26, 2019, at which time he faces significant State Prison time.

The charges stem from an incident involving Cure and officers from the Seaside Heights Police Department on October 28, 2016. As a result of that encounter, Cure was arrested for creating a disturbance in public. A search of Cure’s backpack incident to that arrest revealed the presence of two firearms, one loaded, as well as hollow point bullets. Cure thereafter threatened to kill one of the officers during the booking process. Due to his prior criminal history, Cure is considered a “certain person” under New Jersey law, meaning that he may never legally possess a firearm in this State.

Prosecutor Billhimer would like to acknowledge the dedicated efforts and hard work of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie L. Schron and Assistant Prosecutor Andrew T. Leimbach who tried the case on behalf of the State. The Prosecutor likewise extends his gratitude to Detective Taryn Schwartz of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office, the Seaside Heights Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Ocean County Engineering Department for their assistance and professionalism in investigating this matter and bringing Cure to justice.

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