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Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found “not guilty” of all charges.


Egg Harbor Township Men Allegedly Attacked, Violently Robbed Acquaintance

South Jersey Criminal AttorneysPolice recently arrested two men accused of committing a violent robbery in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

The two suspects are local men who allegedly got into a dispute with the victim, who is also a resident of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. At this time, it is unclear what might have prompted the dispute, but Egg Harbor NJ police indicated that the suspects became upset with the victim and decided to target him for violent retribution.

According to law enforcement, the suspects committed the criminal act on September 25, 2016. The suspects allegedly waited for the victim as he walked along the bike path near Spruce Avenue in Egg Harbor, NJ. When the suspects saw the victim, they reportedly attacked him and stole his wallet.

The victim sustained significant physical injuries as a result of the assault and needed to be hospitalized.

Detectives with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department investigated the violent incident and identified the two suspects: a 24-year-old local resident and a 25-year-old local resident. Police officers soon located the suspects and placed them under arrest.

The suspects have been charged with a number of very serious criminal offenses, including robbery, aggravated assault, theft of movable property, and criminal mischief.

If the suspects are ultimately convicted on the most serious charged of robbery, they could end up spending a very long time behind bars. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 of the New Jersey Criminal Code classifies robbery as a first degree felony if the offender purposely inflicts serious bodily injury during the commission of a theft. In this case, the suspects could potentially face sentences of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.

After being apprehended and charged, the suspects were transported to the Atlantic County Jail in Mays Landing, NJ. Both suspects were being held at the correctional facility in lieu of bail amounts.

For additional information about this case, view the Press of Atlantic City article, “Two Egg Harbor Township Men Charged with Robbery, Assault.”


If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault, or any other crime in South Jersey, you need a qualified criminal defense lawyer on your side. The experienced Atlantic County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty are ready to help you fight your criminal charges. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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South Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty is conveniently located in Atlantic City, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Brigantine, Buena, Cape May, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Folsom, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Longport, Margate, Mullica Township, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor,  and Waymouth.