Three men indicted in violent robbery and carjacking spree
Three men were indicted Wednesday for a string of robberies and a carjacking carried out in both Union and Essex Counties beginning last December, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced today.
Isaiah Barrett, 33, of Elizabeth, Alfred Pierre, 37, of Roselle, and Daron Thomas, 32, of East Orange, New Jersey were charged in four separate indictments encompassing 56 counts, including several counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree carjacking, and first-degree firearms possession.
Barrett, Pierre, and Thomas embarked on a month long spree beginning on December 15, 2022 in Roselle, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Melissa Caparruva, who is prosecuting the case. They soon thereafter committed robberies on December 26th in Linden, January 2nd in Elizabeth, January 4th in Orange. On January 8th in Linden, Barrett and Thomas committed both a robbery and a carjacking, Caparruva added.
The intensive investigation that followed — conducted by Detective Juan Velarde and Detective Nicole Andrews of the Linden Police Department, Detective Aaron Silva of the Roselle Police Department, Detective Herbert Gonzalez of the Elizabeth Police Department, Detective Jada Gonzalez of the Orange Police Department, and Detective William Hannon of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office — led to the identification of the three and their subsequent arrest in April. They remain incarcerated in the Essex County Jail pending their formal arraignment on the charges in July.
“I want to assure the public that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and our partner law enforcement agencies remain committed to tirelessly pursuing those who threaten the safety and security of the communities we serve”, Daniel stated.
Any individuals with additional information should contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Detective William Hannon at 908-578-8482 or their local police departments.
Convictions of crimes of this nature can lead to sentences ranging from twenty-years up to life in state prison.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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