Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Egg Harbor Township Man Charged with Murder in 2010 Pleasantville Homicide

EGG HARBOR TWP. – An Egg Harbor Township man has been charged with the murder of a Pleasantville man, who was fatally shot in 2010, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Last night, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Pleasantville Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department arrested Jerome Byrd, 29, at a mobile home on the 6000 block of the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township without incident.
Byrd has been charged with the murder of Scott Godfrey, 21. On May 10, 2010, Godfrey was fatally shot multiple times outside of a convenience store in Pleasantville.
The Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department investigated the homicide.
On June 28, a warrant was issued for Byrd’s arrest. Byrd faces murder and weapons offenses.
Byrd has been lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $1,000,000 full cash bail.
A first appearance in court is pending.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless 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 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 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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