Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced the indictment of Lesley
Valentin, age 32, of Asbury Park, and Jarret L. Bruce, age 34, of Hackensack. On August 10,
2017, A Hunterdon County Grand Jury handed down a 15 count indictment on Mr. Valentin and
Mr. Bruce for crimes occurring in Tewksbury Township and Clinton Township.
The indictments were as follows:
2nd Degree Eluding – 1 count
3rd Degree Burglary – 1 count
3rd Degree Conspiracy – 1 count
3rd Degree Attempted Burglary –3 counts
3rd Degree Resisting Arrest – 2 counts
3rd Degree False Government Document – 1 count
4th Degree Harming a Law Enforcement Animal – 1 count
4th Degree Criminal Mischief – 3 count
4th Degree Obstructing Governmental Operations – 1 count
4th Degree Hindering – 1 count
The defendants were arrested on May 24, 2017. Mr. Valentin and Mr. Bruce are scheduled to
appear in Hunterdon County Superior Court on August 21, 2017 for a post-indictment hearing.
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is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.
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