Monmouth armed robbery suspects surrender
Two fugitives, sought in a probe of an armed robbery, weapons and drug activity in Monmouth's Ocean Township, turn themselves in.
Marcus Blackmon, 19, of Ocean, surrendered at Middletown Police headquarters on November 30, according to Ocean Township police. A warrant for him in connection with the robbery was issued earlier that day.
Lamont Reid, Jr., 19, of Asbury Park, turned himself in to Ocean Township detectives on December 1. He was the subject of warrants on charges of robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Blackmon and Reid were among six people charged with assortment of counts that stemmed from the reported November 27 gunpoint robbery of two 17-year-olds. Edwin Rodriguez, Ruquan Dean, Mark Santos and Paul Ashton II were arrested at a home on Monmouth Road, where police said that a dog attacked an officer involved in the search.
Reid's bail was set at a full $200,000, Blackmon's at $100,000. Both defaulted on bail and were remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.