Ocean County man pleads guilty for arson after setting multiple forest fires

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – A Manchester man has pleaded guilty to setting multiple forest fires last year across Ocean County.

Today, Gregory Fullman, Jr., 33, of Manchester Township, pled guilty to three counts of Aggravated Arson before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, P.J.Cr.P. 

Prosecutors are seeking a 12 year prison sentence for Fullman. Fullman will also be responsible for restitution concerning fire suppression services.

According to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, on January 31, 2022, a multi-jurisdictional investigation into numerous forest fires intentionally set in Ocean County culminated with Fullman’s arrest. 

“The investigation revealed that Fullman was responsible for setting fires and destroying or damaging wooded areas in Little Egg Harbor Township, Manchester Township, and Lakewood Township between the dates of May 2021 and January 2022.  Fullman was taken into custody on January 31, 2022, and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension,” Billhimer said.

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