MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Section assisted other law enforcement agencies early Monday in the town of Dover in apprehending one of four suspects wanted for the gunshot slayings of two people in Glassboro on August 19.
“We are really thankful for the support. The people at the Morris County Sheriff’s Office were absolutely great,” said Thomas R. Gilbert, Acting Chief of Detectives for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Squad was contacted over the weekend by Gloucester County authorities, who had an arrest warrant for a man identified as Daniel P. Hall, 23, who temporarily has been living in Dover.
Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon and Bureau of Law Enforcement Undersheriff Mark Spitzer said numerous Sheriff’s Office assets were deployed to Dover early Monday – the K-9 and Warrant Sections, Bomb Squad and Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) –in the event additional resources were needed during Mr. Hall’s apprehension. The Special Operations Group (SOG), which provides medical support to members of SERT, also was on the scene.
“This morning, the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) expertly maintained the perimeter and secured points of possible egress as Sheriff’s Office Detective Corporal Charles Wilfong, of the Warrants Section, accompanied Detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Dover and Glassboro Police Departments to a location on North Bergen Street in Dover,” said Undersheriff Spitzer.
Mr. Hall was located in a room of the house and taken into custody without incident around 7:30 a.m. on a warrant for two counts each of murder, felony murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and robbery and one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Sheriff Gannon and Undersheriff Spitzer commended Detective Corporal Wilfong and Detective Lieutenant Michael Turkot, who oversees the Warrants Section, and the other Sheriff’s Officers on the scene who were faced with a potentially risky arrest operation.
“I’m proud of the skills and professionalism of all the Sheriff’s Officers involved and pleased we could assist Gloucester County in apprehending a suspect in a horrific double homicide,” Sheriff Gannon said.
The slayings of Manuel DelaRosa Jr., 26, and Shantal Farrow, 36, were discovered on August 19 at 9:16 a.m. by Glassboro Police Department Officers who were conducting a check on the well-being of the men at their residence on Warrick Avenue in Glassboro.
The victims were discovered inside the home, dead from gunshot wounds. Through various investigative techniques and the use of technology, authorities identified four men, including Daniel Hall, as suspects in the robbery and murders of the two victims.
Also charged in the homicides are Abdelgadi H. Hassan, 19, Trenton, Altaifjoe H. Hassan, 23, Glassboro, and Devon J. Conover, 19, Trenton.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.