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'Flemington Four' May File Million-Dollar Lawsuits

August 10, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough may be facing millions of dollars in claims that could be filed by the “Flemington Four.”

The “Flemington Four” are George Eckelman, Richard Giffen, Steve Romanowski and Gary Schotland. The four were charged by police with criminal trespass at the Union Hotel here in January after a video they made inside of the hotel surfaced on ...

Women's Prison Guard Gets 16-Year Sentence for Sex Assault

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A former corrections officer at the Edna Mahan women’s prison in Union Township has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison by Judge Angela Borkowski, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Jason Mays, 46, of Hillside, was arrested by detectives from Kearns’ Special Victims Unit and members of the state ...

Sending Hunterdon Inmates to Somerset County Yields Savings, Sheriff Says

FLEMINGTON, NJ – In an era of rising costs, how is it possible that this year’s $87.78 million county budget is nearly $1 million less than last year’s?

Part of the answer: Shared services, and that includes jail consolidation.

Hunterdon has a contractual arrangement with Somerset County to house Hunterdon’s inmates.  

The process began in 2015. Although ...

Heroin Death Leads to Indictment

FLEMINGTON, NJ -  An Easton, Pa. man has been indicted on charges related to the sale of heroin that resulted in the death of a Clinton Township man.

Richard J. Ricciardi, 46, was arrested June 1 after he distributed the drug, according to a press release this morning from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Ricciardi was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury June ...

Women's Prison Guard Guilty on Sex Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Another state corrections officer has pled guilty to charges related to sexual behavior at Edna Mahan women’s prison.

The prison, located in Union Township, is the state’s only women’s prison.

Ahnwar Dixon, who worked as a Senior Corrections Officer at the prison, pled guilty to three counts of second-degree official misconduct related to his job at ...

Suspect in Attempted Murder Sentenced to State Prison

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man who authorities initially sought as a suspect for attempted murder has pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault and sentenced to state prison.

Ciro V. Perrone, 33, of Raritan Township, was wanted in connection with a New Year’s Day stabbing in a township home. The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and admitted in critical condition.

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