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U.S. Marshals Capture Suspect in Toms River Attempted Murder

Carles Bryant (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Carles Bryant (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A man wanted for an attempted murder at the Howard Johnson hotel in Toms River has been captured by U.S. Marshals, officials said Friday.

Carles Bryant, 34, of Millville, New Jersey, a fugitive from justice relative to an incident which occurred during the evening hours of March 3, 2021, was apprehended in Atlantic City by the United States Marshals Service without incident.  Bryant has been transported to the Ocean County Jail where he will remain lodged pending a detention hearing.

At about 10:30 p.m. the night of the incident, Toms River police responded to a 911 call to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Hooper Avenue in reference to a physical altercation taking place in the lobby involving a male and a female. According to prosecutors, when responding officers arrived, they found a female victim unresponsive with multiple apparent stab wounds to the head, face, and body.


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The woman was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where she was treated for her injuries. She has since been released from the hospital.  An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Toms River Township Police Department Detective Bureau resulted in Bryant being identified as the assailant responsible for the victim’s injuries.

An arrest warrant was issued for Bryant the following day. He is facing charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and contempt.


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