TRENTON, NJ -A man who is a suspect in a March 25th, 2020 murder has been arrested.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following release:
Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force resulted in an arrest this morning of a Trenton man for the March 25, 2020 murder of Yuell Moore.
Ravel Stokes, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He was taken into custody without incident Friday morning at his Oakland Street residence by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Mercer County Tactical Response Team. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Stokes pending trial.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020, Trenton police responded to the first block of Hudson Street on a report of a shooting in progress. Upon arrival, they located the victim, later identified as Stokes, 29, laying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.