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COURT HOUSE - A Cape May County grand jury handed up 31 indictments Feb. 2.  

The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.    

A "certain person" charge can be brought against individuals whose previous convictions bar them from having weapons.  

Anthony Dejesuswas indicted on one count of second-degree sexual assault on an individual who was “13 but less than 16” years old. Two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child were also part of the indictment, as was one fourth-degree count of criminal sexual contact. 

William A. Boothfaces a four-count indictment for possession of a CDS, methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, and intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, all three counts in the third degree. The final count was fourth-degree possession of a prohibited weapon, a switchblade. 

Joseph P. Tyrrell and Lauren M. Carchidiwere separately and independently charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. 

Javier A. Santiagowas indicted for third-degree aggravated assault in an incident in which his relationship to the victim met the definition of domestic violence. 

Nicolas Lovewas convicted of aggravated assault in 2014. Six years later, Love faces an indictment for second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree robbery, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, a box cutter, and fourth-degree certain person. 

Daniel V. Hartwas named in a second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child. The indictment states that Hart received or provided child pornography. 

Herman Hansenfaces a third-degree count for making terroristic threats to kill a female victim. 

William Torres, Linda Garvey, Keith Patitucci, Ryan Stone, Michael J. Latimer, and Amanda S. Valentinewere independently indicted for third-degree possession of a CDS. Valentine’s indictment contained two counts for possession. 

Franscico W. Lopez and Arbye C. Collierwere indicted together for robbery and conspiracy, both counts in the second degree. 

Raymond J. Stacyfaces third-degree burglary and fourth-degree contempt counts. 

Andrew S. Fecynecwas indicted for third-degree burglary. 

Harold F. Verify, Rasheem T. Jones, Samuel V. Kotelnicki, and Kyle J. Williamswere independently indicted on one count of third-degree aggravated assault. 

Kelly L. Underwoodfaces one count of third-degree aggravated assault and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief. 

Jeron E. Jacksonwas indicted for third-degree possession of a CDS, cocaine, and third-degree distribution of a CDS. 

Andrew Wellswas named in an indictment for third-degree possession of a CDS, methamphetamine, and second-degree possession with intent to distribute an amount over a one-half ounce. 

Justine K. Holtfaces a second-degree count for possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, a rifle, and a third-degree count for terroristic threats. 

Judith M. Bernardwas indicted for second-degree eluding police in a motor vehicle and third-degree possession of a CDS, alprazolam. 

Emily K. Gallagherwas named in an indictment for making terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, a knife, each of the counts in the third degree, along with a fourth-degree count for unlawful possession of a weapon. 

Joseph Unklefaces a multi-count indictment for incidents, in July 2020, in Middle and Upper townships. Middle Township counts include one count for second-degree aggravated assault, and two counts for third-degree possession of a CDS, methamphetamine and alprazolam.  

Counts related to Upper Township include second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a handgun, third-degree possession of a CDS, cocaine, third-degree possession with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS crime, second degree, and three fourth-degree counts for obstruction of the administration of law, possessing a prohibited weapon, large-capacity magazines, and possession of a CDS, marijuana. 

Karlos G. Adamswas indicted for third-degree receiving stolen property, a 2010 Honda CRV, and two fourth-degree counts for hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law. 

Rene M. Acevedowas indicted on two second-degree counts for possession of a weapon, a handgun, while committing a CDS crime and certain person.  

The indictment also lists three third-degree counts for unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a CDS, fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute. The certain person count arises due to Acevedo’s previous conviction for burglary in Camden County. 

Brianna Mountain-Grahamfaces a fourth-degree count for aggravated assault related to an injury caused when she was driving while intoxicated. 

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