Matlosz Killer Indicted in Another Murder

Jahmell Crockam, sentenced to life in prison in the murder of Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz, has been indicted in the October 2010 killing of Justin Williams

Nearly two years after Justin Williams was killed and his body left on a Lakewood street, three men have been indicted in connection with his murder, including the man convicted for the killing of Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz.

Jahmell W. Crockham, 21, who was sentenced in February to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering Matlosz, was indicted Thursday by an Ocean County grand jury on one count of first-degree murder, and second-degree counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, in the shooting death of Williams.

In addition, Crockam and Calvin R. Presley of Jackson and Darius Jamal Johnson, 22, of Howell have been indicted on a count of conspiracy to hinder apprehension and tamper with physical evidence in the killing.

The indictment also notes a fourth unnamed person "whose identity is known to the grand jury, who is a named co-conspirator but not as a defendant herein" in relation to the conspiracy and tampering count.

The indictment cites "overt acts" by Johnson specifically as the basis for his indictment, alleging he and the unnamed co-conspirator drove the car in which Williams was killed from Jackson to Camden and finally Philadelphia, and then allegedly purchased lighter fluid that was used to set the car on fire.

Johnson also was indicted on a count of second-degree hindering apprehension, for allegedly preventing or obstructing, "by means of deception," detectives from the Lakewood police department and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office from an action that would have led to the discovery or apprehension of Crockam, the indictment states.

Johnson is being held in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail, no 10 percent option.

Bail information on Presley was not available at press time.

Crockam and Johnson were first charged in Williams' murder just days after Crockam was arrested in the murder of Matlosz, a Manchester resident who attended Howell High School, in January 2011.

At the time, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said information about Williams' murder came about during the investigation into the killing of Matlosz. "Our investigation revealed that on or about Oct. 15, 2010, Justin Williams accompanied Jahmell Crockam and Darius Johnson, during which time Justin Williams was shot and killed," Ford said.

none of yobusiness September 30, 2012 at 03:48 PM
@b87 in NJ felons are allowed to vote once they have completed all the terms of their sentences. In this particular case of Jahmell Crapom (or what ever his name is)he will have to die and come back to life before hes completed his sentence.
Ish Kabiblell September 30, 2012 at 09:17 PM
You've said it best, none of us are safe if the police aren't. Politically the death penalty is relic of the past. As the rest of the world moves away from it so will we, and with the cost of trials, appeals, death row security, and God forbid an innocent executed financially its just cheaper to incarcerate someone for life. This gang problem isn't going to go away, it's culturally ingrained and glorified. I like the idea of prison ships for life sentences. Inmates after all appeals are dropped on it, food is dropped off once a month and literally the inmates run the asylum. No tax money spent on wardens, corrections officers, electricity, etc. No visitors, no running gangs from behind bars. And after your last breath you're shark food. Prison is not a deterrent, a prison ship would be terrifying. Talk about scared straight.
ray September 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Are you really saying you think this guy supports Obama or are you just a bombthrower trying to get a rise out of people.just make your point and support it with logic and facts not nonsense , you dont want us to believe you could know how or if he would vote
James Marlowe October 01, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Running prisons is big business. Prison ships run by prisoners? Never going to happen. The corporations which run this country would not allow it.
shannon hall June 05, 2013 at 11:04 PM
SoylentGreen you are so right, He killed a Cop the Bloods will worship him, what people don't understand is this guy killed 2 people , there familys will never get to visit them and talk to them , he will get an account they will put money in it for things he wants, these people he killed cant buy them things they want , they can't visit and say i love you , all they can do is go see a cold tomb stone, the gulity have more rights then the victims familys, its so sad but true !!!!


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