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Indictments Filed Sept. 5

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By Vince Conti

Readers are reminded that not only are all individuals listed below presumed innocent unless proven guilty, but 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 21 indictments Sept. 5. 

The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.  

Weslie R. Roman was indicted on four weapons counts, including second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a 9mm handgun. The other three counts were for fourth-degree possession of a prohibited weapon, hollow-point bullets and large-capacity magazines.

Eli Levine and John D. Young were named in an eight-count indictment. Levine faces second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of aggravated assault in the third degree, terroristic threats in the third degree, and fourth-degree contempt. Young and Levine were named on counts for stalking and conspiracy to commit stalking, both third degree, along with third-degree theft.

Holley M. Dees faces two counts of third-degree aggravated assault fitting the definition of domestic violence, one third-degree count for possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, a bat, and one fourth-degree count for unlawful possession of a weapon.

Clarence Maddox was indicted for second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, as well as third-degree aggravated assault.

Luke Schulingkamp, Timonthy Boyd-Thomas, and Crystal Young were independently indicted on a single count of third-degree possession of a CDS. The drugs involved were heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl xylazine.

Eric Burgese was indicted on two third-degree counts for theft by deception and failure to make required disposition of $16,000.

Cade Axelrod faces a fourth-degree count for throwing bodily fluids at a Cape May County Sheriff’s Office employee while incarcerated at the Cape May County Correctional Facility for burglary and contempt charges.

Courtney E. Hafner and John M. Hafner each face a second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Alexander J. Hill was indicted for second-degree eluding police in a motor vehicle in Ocean City in July.

Charles Hildebrandt was named in a two-count indictment for aggravated assault and criminal restraint, both in the third degree.

Destyn Harper faces a fourth-degree count of cruelty and neglect of children related to an incident in July in Middle Township.

Amanda L. Sheppard was indicted for making terroristic threats and aggravated assault, both counts in the third degree.

Connor D. Overcash faces a single third-degree count for aggravated assault.

Elijah Lugo was indicted on a count of third-degree theft.

Dominic Tartaglia was named in two third-degree counts for aggravated assault and resisting arrest in Wildwood.

Renee M. Martin faces a second-degree indictment for unlawful possession of a weapon, a Smith & Wesson .380 handgun.

Wilfred Santiago-Lopez was indicted for second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a metal light fixture.

Wesley D. Timmreck faces a single count of third-degree bail jumping after failing to appear for a hearing on charges of eluding police. Timmreck is currently lodged at the county jail.

David Rowell and Kareen Spence were indicted for unlawful possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Beretta handgun, and for possession of a prohibited weapon, large-capacity magazines. Spence was individually named in a third count for third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, a bb pistol.


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

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