OFFENDER IGNORES REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT
On Monday (2/8), Detective John M. Argento of the Megan’s Law Unit of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation into Romeo A. Worthy, 29, for the third (3rd) degree crime of failure to register out of Toms River Township. Registrants are required by New Jersey State law to notify the incoming and outgoing police departments of their intention to change their address. The investigation revealed that Worthy had absconded from his registered address in Toms River, NJ.
During the evening hours of Tuesday (2/9), Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office’s Megan’s Law Unit Detectives, with assistance from OCPO Major Crime Unit Detectives, located and arrested Worthy in Toms River Township. He was arrested without incident and charged with the third (3rd) degree crime of failure to register pursuant to New Jersey Megan’s Law. Ordinarily, the maximum potential punishment on this third (3rd) degree crime is 5 years in New Jersey State Prison with up to a $35,000 fine.
The Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr. approved signing of the complaint authorizing said charges and set bail set at $35,000 no 10% as presented by Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Ehsan F. Chowdhry.
Anyone with relevant information should contact Detective John M. Argento at (732) 929-2027 extension 2903. These charges are merely accusations and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
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