“Car Trouble” Foils Assault Suspect In Toms River
Two New Jersey State Police officers checking out a car that appeared disabled on the Parkway before dawn Sunday found more than they bargained for - an attempted murder suspect behind the wheel.
According to NJSPD Lieutenant Steve Jones, Troopers Ronnie Repasky and Shaun Murray from the Bass River station spotted the car just before 3:00 AM near Exit 82 in Toms River. They asked the driver if he needed help.
Chad Butler, 21, of New Brunswick handed over his credentials. A check revealed a warrant for attempted murder and aggravated assault issued by New Brunswick police.
Troopers whisked Butler to the Pleasant Plains station in Toms River and charged him with contempt of court. New Brunswick officers then arrived and apprehended him.