[Video below.] At a press conference today in Lakewood, NJ, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford announced the arrest and apprehension of the main suspect in the murder of Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz on January 14th.
“Today, at approximately 6:30 AM, the New Jersey State Police TEAMS unit, a specialized tactical high risk entry unit, and the U.S. Marshall’s Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force effectuate an arrest of Jahmell W. Crockam in Camden, NJ.
“The details of the investigation and arrest are as follows: During the course of our investigation we obtained information suggesting that the defendant, Jahmell W. Crockam, 19, a Lakewood resident, had taken refuge in a home in Camden. The State Police TEAMS unit and the US Marshall’s service were immediately dispatched to the vicinity of the Crestbury Apartments at 2553 South 8th Street in Camden. At approximately 6:30 this morning, entry was made to the apartment and Mr. Crockam was taken into custody. He was transported back to Lakewood Township Police Department for processing.
“This concludes a massive effort by law enforcement to apprehend a person we feel is responsible for the death of Officer Matlosz. The defendant was arrested without incident. He will be held in the Ocean County Jail until such time as he will be brought before a Superior Court Judge for a first appearance.
Click below for a video of the press conference: