NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Milltown man is facing four counts of attempted murder stemming from two shootings that took place in North Brunswick last month.
Clifton Stokes, aka “Trap”, 25, was arrested and charged Thursday with four counts of attempted murder in the first degree, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon in the second degree, and two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the second degree, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Kenneth P. McCormick of the North Brunswick Police Department.
He was taken into custody at his Milltown home, where North Brunswick Police Department assisted by the Middlesex County Special Operations Response Team (SORT) found multiple weapons and a large amount of what is believed to be numerous forms of illegal narcotics, including heroin and cocaine, according to police.
Stokes has also been charged with unlawful possession while attempting to distribute a controlled and dangerous substance in the second degree, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance in the third degree, and distribution of a controlled and dangerous substance in the second degree.
Stokes' arrest steps from North Brunswick Police Department's investigation of two shootings in the township last month.
On June 2, 2020, at about 9:48 p.m., police responded to 1000 Crescent Court in response to a report of multiple gunshots. Then, on June 30, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., police responded to the same location for another report of multiple gunshots.
Police did not say if anyone was hurt in those shootings.
He is at the North Brunswick Corrections Center pending a detention hearing.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rich De La Cruz of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922, or Detective Deon McCall of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3848.