An Egg Harbor Township man has been indicted for the murder of a Pleasantville man, who was fatally shot in 2010, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Jerome Byrd, 29, was indicted for murder and weapons offenses in connection with the fatal shooting of Scott Godfrey, 21. On May 10, 2010, Godfrey was fatally shot multiple times outside of a convenience store located on West Park Avenue in Pleasantville.
Following a three-year-long investigation conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department, Byrd was charged with the murder.
On July 2, 2013, members of the Major Crimes Unit, the Pleasantville Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department apprehended Byrd at a mobile home on the 6000 block of the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township.
Byrd remains lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $1 million cash bail.
**The indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, an indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.
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