LAKEWOOD, NJ – In a rarity in the New Jersey criminal justice system, a suspect has been ordered to be held in jail until his trial.
On Friday, Judge Wendel E. Daniels, ordered that Stanley Williams, 25, of Lakewood, shall remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on two counts of Attempted Murder. Williams was charged for an incident that occurred in Lakewood Township during the evening hours of April 17, 2021, into the early morning hours of April 18, 2021.
Williams has also been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Possession of a Weapon, specifically a knife, for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of a Weapon, specifically a BB gun.
On April 17, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Lakewood Township Police Officers responded to a residence on Lisa Robyn Circle relative to an alleged disturbance.
As responding officers were attempting to make contact with Williams at the residence, he allegedly attacked the officers with a knife, wounding both on the head and face. Williams then allegedly barricaded himself in the residence.
After efforts to effectuate Williams’ peaceful surrender were exhausted, the Lakewood Township Police Department Special Response Team – with assistance from the Ocean County Regional SWAT team – made a tactical entry into the residence at approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 18, 2021. As Officers made entry into the residence, Williams allegedly discharged a BB gun in the Officers’ direction, striking one of the Officers. The Officers in question were treated for their injuries.
Williams was ultimately taken into custody and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest on April 18, 2021.