Man charged for forcing his way into Jackson woman’s home, assaulting her

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Manchester man is sitting in jail today after forcing his way int the home of a Jackson Township woman and beating her.  On Monday, December 28th at approximately 5:58 pm, officers responded to a residence located on New Central Avenue for the report of an assault in progress.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with multiple subjects including a female victim with visible injuries who reported that a male subject who she was familiar with had come to the residence and forced his way into the residence after knocking at the door and began to assault her. As she struggled to push him out of the door, he reportedly grabbed her and threw her down the exterior steps of the house onto the walkway. He then left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival but made threats to come back and kill the victim and others present at the location before doing so.

The suspect was identified and it was discovered that he had traveled to the Manchester Police Department where he was in the lobby seeking to file a report. Jackson officers responded there and placed him under arrest. The investigation into the incident was continued by P.O.s Stephen Cilento and Doug Thompson and the male was transported to Jackson Police Headquarters where he was processed.

The arrestee was identified as John Corallo, age 61 of Manchester, NJ. He was charged with Burglary (2nd degree), Terroristic Threats (3rd degree), Criminal Mischief (4th degree), Cyber Harassment (4th degree), Simple Assault, and Defiant Trespassing. He was later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.


– The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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