Saturday, January 5, 2013
A 27-year-old Woodbury man was shot in the head inside the officer's home early Saturday morning, authorities said.
A Woodbury man is in critical condition after a Deptford police officer shot him inside the officer's home early Saturday morning. David Compton, 27, of Woodbury, was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with a single gunshot wound to the head. Deptford police officer James Stuart, 29, was charged Saturday with two counts of aggravated assault (one second degree and one third degree) in connection with the shooting, which happened at the officer's home on Stanford Avenue in Deptford at about 5 a.m. Compton is not a police officer, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Stuart posted the $10,000 bail set on his charges and was released from custody. An officer for about five years, he has been suspended from …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Anne Castagna, of Brooklawn, is suspected in the death of her husband's grandmother, Mary Groatman. She lost a bid to lower her $250,000 bail.
Anne Castagna, who stands accused of poisoning her grandmother-in-law in Deptford, was denied a bail reduction Wednesday and remains jailed on a first-degree murder charge. The Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court ruled that Castagna, 43, of Brooklawn, must pay $250,000 in bail to be released from custody. Castagna previously won a bail reduction from $350,000; her legal team sought a further reduction to $150,000. Castagna allegedly killed her husband’s grandmother, Mary Groatman, by poisoning the 88-year-old woman at the Deptford Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Groatman was a patient at the care center after a fall. Prosecutors say Castagna researched the effects of antifreeze on the body, and allegedly slipped …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Mary Groatman is in critical condition and her granddaughter-in-law, Anne Castagna, is in jail after the alleged poisoning.
Update, 5:34 p.m.—Anne Castagna now faces murder charges after Mary Groatman was taken off life support and died early Thursday afternoon. ------------- A Brooklawn woman is on life support and her granddaughter-in-law has been charged with attempted murder after an alleged poisoning at a rehab center in Deptford this weekend. Anne Castagna, 43, of Brooklawn, was arrested and charged with trying to kill Mary Groatman, 88, by using antifreeze at the rehab center Sunday, prosecutors said. The two women are related by marriage. Castagna, who was held in the Gloucester County Jail in default of $250,000 bail, faces two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault. The incident remains under investigation by the Gloucester …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Moore admitted holding up a pizza delivery driver with a plastic gun in May 2011.
A Deptford man who held up a pizza delivery driver with a toy gun last year pleaded guilty to armed robbery and drug charges Monday and now faces five years in state prison. Ryan N. Moore, 20, of Deptford Avenue in Deptford, admitted in court to brandishing a plastic gun, which fell into pieces during the robbery, when he forced the delivery driver to hand over cash in the May 5, 2011, incident. Despite the fact that it was a toy gun, Moore, when questioned by Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Dana Anton, said he had used it to intimidate the driver, who fled unharmed, putting the victim “in fear of immediate bodily injury with what appeared to be a deadly weapon.” An eyewitness identified Moore, who was arrested the same day as the …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Gatewood allegedly killed his nephew, Elijah P. Gatewood-Gabriel, after an argument early Friday morning.
A family argument led to the murder of a Deptford man early Friday morning, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office (GCPO). Chad Gatewood, 45, and his nephew, Elijah P. Gatewood-Gabriel, 20, allegedly got in a confrontation around midnight, when Gatewood stabbed Gatewood-Gabriel multiple times with a kitchen knife in the family's apartment at the Inverness Apartments on Delsea Drive in Deptford, GCPO spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld said. After police and medics were alerted via a 12:01 a.m. 911 call, Gatewood-Gabriel was taken to Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, where he was pronounced dead at 12:54 a.m., Weisenfeld said, and an autopsy Friday confirmed Gatewood-Gabriel died of the stab wounds. Gatewood, who had to be …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Two volunteer firefighters allegedly set a home ablaze on Cattell Road on Jan. 25.
Two volunteer firefighters have been arrested in connection with an alleged January arson in Deptford, FOX29 reported Monday. Michael Petrilak, 22, and Lewis Brooks, 19, were arrested on Feb. 3 after an investigation by Deptford police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office into a Jan. 25 fire at 1006 Cattell Road, near the Deptford Soccer Association's complex. Both were charged with aggravated arson and conspiracy, and were lodged in the county jail on default of $50,000 full cash bail. The fire broke out in the early morning hours on Jan. 25, gutting the home.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Warren Christopher Davis and Dwayne Tribbett face multiple charges in the robbery.
Two men, one of whom is still at large, have been charged in connection with an armed robbery of a branch of The Bank in Deptford in May, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday. Warren Christopher Davis, 30, of Camden, and Dwayne Tribbett, 30, of Woodbury, donned masks and brandished an Uzi-style submachine gun when they allegedly robbed The Bank on Park Avenue on May 9. Davis was arrested on July 1 in Camden, but not for the bank robbery–there was a bench warrant out for him for failure to appear for a June 15 court hearing in Woodbury on a criminal restraint charge in Paulsboro. He has been in the Gloucester County Jail since that arrest by officers from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the GCPO fugitive unit. …