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Indictments Filed July 9, 2024

Indictments Filed July 9, 2024

By Vince Conti

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Readers are reminded that not only are all individuals listed below presumed innocent unless proven guilty, there may also be multiple individuals who share the same name, even in the same town.

COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County grand jury handed up 10 indictments July 9. 

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. 

William Johnson was indicted for fourth-degree contempt for violating a final restricting order in Lower Township.

William Miller, Rochelle Eldredge and Michael T. Goodwin were indicted separately and independently for third-degree possession of a CDS. Miller and Goodwin face one count. Eldredge faces two counts. The substances in question were methamphetamine, fentanyl xylazine, cocaine and heroin.

Calvin Crawley faces a four-count indictment for second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. The weapon was a belt.

Eric Reighn was named in a six-count indictment, with second-degree attempted escape, three third-degree counts for aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and hindering apprehension, and two fourth-degree counts for unlawful possession of a weapon, a knife, and certain person. Reighn was convicted of burglary in 2017.

Jennifer M. Blom faces two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child related to an incident in Avalon.

Sequanne Madden and Jayson Johnson both face counts for shoplifting and conspiracy, both counts in the third degree.

Karen E. Keith was indicted for third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card.

John R. Phillips faces a single count of third-degree theft related to a May incident in Ocean City.


Vince Conti is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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