Brick man helped destroy evidence from fiance homicide, prosecutors say
A Brick man has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the homicide of Dennis Power that took place on Sunday during an argument with his fiancé.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Brick Police Chief James Riccio announced the arrest of Ramelo Adonis, 37, of Brick Township who is charged with Hindering Apprehension in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3a(3).
Detectives determined that Adonis assisted Ciara Williams, 27, in destroying and removing evidence from the crime scene where Power was stabbed in the chest.
Adonis was processed at Brick Township Police Headquarters and released pending a future court date.
Williams was charged with the murder of Dennis Power on Tuesday in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1) as well as Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 39-4d and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d.
Brick Police were summoned to Ocean Medical Center on Sunday in regard to a male victim, with apparent stab wound in his chest.
Hospital staff responded to the vehicle and found Power, unconscious but breathing inside of the vehicle.
Power was rushed inside the facility and lifesaving efforts were attempted, but they were not able to save Power’s life.
Police learned that Power was driven to the hospital by a woman who left the scene before police arrived.
Their investigation revealed that the person who had driven Power to the hospital was his fiancé, Ciara Williams.
An extensive search for Williams was conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.
“We believe, through our investigation, that Williams stabbed Mr. Power in the chest during an argument at the residence. She then drove him to the hospital and returned to the residence,” Prosecutor Billhimer said.
Williams surrendered herself with her attorney present on Monday evening at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and was then processed at Brick Township Police Headquarters.
She is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor Billhimer and Chief Riccio thank the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their collaborative efforts in this investigation.
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