A Superior Court judge sentenced a Millville man to a decade-and-a-half prison sentence this week for his role in a bloody altercation in the lobby of a Toms River motel.
Carles Bryant, 36, of Millville, New Jersey, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Rochelle Gizinski, sitting in Toms River, to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison as a result of his previously-entered guilty plea to attempted murder, in connection with an incident that occurred at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Toms River on March 3, 2021.
Bryant will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence before he may be considered for parole eligibility. Bryant pled guilty before Gizinski Sept. 1, 2021.
According to prosecutors, police were called to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Hooper Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. in reference to a 911 call regarding a physical altercation taking place in the lobby of the hotel involving a male and a female. When responding officers arrived, they found a female victim unresponsive with multiple apparent stab wounds to the head, face, and body. The woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and eventually released. 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.
On March 4, 2021, a warrant was issued for Bryant’s arrest, and on March 19, 2021, he was taken into custody in Atlantic City by the United States Marshals Service without incident. He has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension.