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Stafford Police Charge New Egypt Man With Carjacking, Assault After Domestic Dispute

Keith D. Carocci located two days after the incident and arrested

by Patricia A. Miller

Stafford Township police recently arrested a New Egypt man after they responded to a report of a female waving her hands in an attempt to stop traffic on Route 72 near Fawn Lakes.

The woman was identified as a victim of domestic violence. She reported that she was assaulted by her boyfriend Keith D.Carocci, 47, on April 29, who then stole her car after a domestic dispute, according to the police report.

The victim told police that she was driving Carocci home during an argument. She became scared, stopped the vehicle, and asked Carocci to get out of the vehicle, police said.

Carocci opened the passenger side door, grabbed the victim, and pulled her out of the driver's seat and the car through the passenger side of the vehicle. Carocci then took the victim's cell phone and fled the scene in her vehicle, heading westbound on Route 72 in Stafford, police said.

The victim sustained minor injuries from the assault. As a result of this incident, Carocci was charged with car jacking and simple assault.

An warrant was issued for his arrest. His was bail set at $100,000, with no 10 percent option. Police later located the blue 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe in the parking lot of a Wawa in New Egypt, according to the police report.

Stafford Police located and arrested Carocci at a residence in New Egypt on May 1, with the assistance of the NY/ NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. Carocci was transported to Stafford Police Headquarters where he was processed and later transported to Ocean County Jail for defaulting on the bail

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