Two Men Convicted of 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

May 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - After deliberating for a week, an Essex County jury found Lavelle T. Davis, 37, of Galloway, and Jimmy P. Mays, 34, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, guilty of the January, 2017, murders of Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kelson, 30, of Paterson, and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark, according to a press release from Essex County Prosecutor Robet D. Laurino.

The three ...

South Orange Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Nightclub

NEWARK, NJ – A South Orange man was sentenced to 135 months in prison for his participation in the September 2015 armed robbery of a club in Passaic, stated U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito in a press release on March 2.

Keontrae Lawrence, a/k/a “Taz,” 29, previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act ...

Five Charged In Phony Debt Elimination Scheme, Including Maplewood Man

NEWARK, NJ - Five individuals, including Daniel K. Dxrams of Maplewood, were arrested and charged last month with using phony money orders, cashier’s checks, receipts and other fabricated documents to fraudulently discharge mortgages, student loans, and other financial obligations, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Dxrams, age 39, is ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Maplewood Man Charged with $69,000 Credit Card Fraud

TRENTON, NJ – The Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau obtained a state grand jury indictment on Wednesday, April 4, charging Corey N. Blanton, 25, of Maplewood, with third-degree counts of impersonation/theft of identity, theft by deception, and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to a press release from Attorney General Gurbir S.

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