Tuckerton Fugitive Captured in Atlantic City


Pat Johnson
February 03, 2021
By Pat Johnson

Donald Rutter (Photo Courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office environment)
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced that Donald Rutter, 61, of Tuckerton, a fugitive from justice who was billed on Jan. 6 with the attempted murder of Thomas Jarvis, 55, of Minimal Egg Harbor, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Services in Atlantic Metropolis on Jan. 28.
On Jan. 5 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Very little Egg Harbor Township Police have been dispatched to Jarvis Marine on Radio Highway in response to a 911 phone that an unique experienced been shot. Responding officers uncovered Thomas Jarvis with an evident gunshot wound to his midsection. Jarvis was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Professional medical Centre for remedy of his injuries. He has because been produced from the hospital and is reportedly recovering from his injuries.
An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office environment Significant Criminal offense Unit exposed Rutter was the personal who shot Jarvis. An exhaustive search of the bordering spot by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Substantial Tech Criminal offense Device, Little Egg Harbor Township Police Division, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Regional SWAT Workforce, New Jersey Condition Law enforcement, New Jersey Point out Park Police, U.S. Marshals Provider, Ocean County Sheriff’s Business and Tuckerton Police Office was unsuccessful in locating Rutter in the instant aftermath of the taking pictures. As this sort of, a warrant was issued for Rutter’s arrest, charging him with tried murder as nicely as possession of a weapon for an illegal purpose.
Rutter was finally situated in Atlantic City and taken into custody with out incident by the U.S. Marshals Provider. He is now lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
“I am very grateful for the outstanding teamwork exhibited by all the regulation enforcement organizations associated in finding Rutter. This is a primary case in point of legislation enforcement at its very best, with our companions at the regional, county, state and federal concentrations coming together – doing work tirelessly for extra than 3 months – to seize a fugitive from justice. Their collaboration and perseverance absolutely paid off right now, as Rutter is now lodged in the Ocean County Jail,” Billhimer said.  —P.J.

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