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State Police Capture Fugitive Wanted for Robbery, Attempted Murder and Mom Who Helped Him

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – The New Jersey State Police have arrested James Ward, 21, of Highland Park, N.J. for allegedly shooting an individual several times during a robbery on May 17 in New Brunswick, N.J.

As a result of their investigation, detectives from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office charged Ward with attempted murder, burglary, and conspiracy to commit murder. On May 26, State Police detectives from the Fugitive Unit were contacted by Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office detectives to assist with locating Ward, who was on the run and allegedly being assisted by this mother, Felicia Terrell, 53, of Highland Park, N.J.

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Through various investigative means, detectives determined that Ward fled to Pennsylvania with assistance from Terrell and was staying at a hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA. On June 10, detectives from the Fugitive Unit, along with members of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, United States Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, United States Marshals NY/NJ Middle District of PA Violent Fugitive Task Force, and Wilkes-Barre Police Department located and arrested Ward at a hotel in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was arrested without incident and lodged at the Luzerne County Jail pending extradition to New Jersey.

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During the ongoing investigation, detectives determined that Felicia Terrell was staying at a residence in Franklin Township, Somerset County. On June 15, detectives from the Fugitive Unit, along with members of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, United States Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, and New Brunswick Police Department located and arrested Terrell at the residence. She was arrested without incident and

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