Monday, November 11, 2013

Pleasantville Man Charged with Weapon Offenses Following Homicide of Atlantic City Man

MAYS LANDING— A Pleasantville man has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon following the homicide of an Atlantic City man Sunday morning, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Nov. 11, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office charged George Neewilly, who turned 23 today, with second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun and fourth-degree aggravated assault with a firearm.
Neewilly was taken into custody at a Pleasantville residence yesterday following the homicide of Kaneil Harris, 21, who was discovered fatally shot inside the Howard Johnson Inn, located in Egg Harbor Township.

During the course of the homicide investigation, detectives discovered that subsequent to the homicide taking place, Neewilly discharged a handgun into a hotel room near where the victim was found. Neewilly is not charged as the shooter of the victim.
Neewilly has been lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility In lieu of $150,000 full cash bail.
The Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy of the victim, which declared the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound and the manner of death homicide.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville Police Departments are continuing to investigate this homicide.
Anyone with information pertaining to this homicide is asked to call Major Crimes at 609-909-7666.

***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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