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Man Arrested for Robbery, Heroin, Cocaine Distribution

LAKEHURST-On May 15, 2019 at approximately 4:10pm, members of the Lakehurst Police Department responded to the area of Cedar Street and Division Street for a report of motor vehicle crash/disturbance involving a firearm. As Officers arrived on scene, Jerome Gilby was visibly injured and stated he was run over by a vehicle. After an on scene investigation, it was learned that Gilby robbed a male at gunpoint and during the robbery; Gilby was struck by the victim’s vehicle. A handgun was recovered at the scene and Gilby was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ due to his injuries. The victim remained on scene and fully cooperated with the investigation. While at the hospital a large quantity of suspected heroin and cocaine were recovered from Gilby’s person.

After speaking with the victim and witnesses who observed the altercation and completing a thorough investigation, charges were drafted for Gilby’s arrest. After Gilby was released from the hospital, he was unable to be located. The US Marshall’s Service assisted Lakehurst Police in attempting to locate Gilby. Gilby was subsequently apprehended in Essex County on July 9, 2019 by the US Marshall’s Service. Gilby was taken into custody without incident and is currently lodged in Ocean County Jail.

Charges:
-1st degree Armed Robbery
-2nd degree certain person not to possess a handgun
-2nd degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
-3rd degree possession of a handgun
-3rd degree possession with intent to distribute heroin
-3rd degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine
-3rd degree possession of heroin
-3rd degree possession of cocaine
-4th degree aggravated assault
-Theft
-Possession of drug paraphernalia

Officer Jason Guide was the investigating Officer.

Assisting the Lakehurst Police were members of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, US Marshall’s Service, MONOC Paramedics, and Lakehurst First Aid Squad.

Sergeant Matthew Kline
Lakehurst Police Department

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