††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News
Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 23, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: May 23, 2010
††††††††† An intensive investigation by members of the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office resulted in the arrest this afternoon of Anthony Smith, (DOB 6/25/88) of Orange.
††††††††† He was charged with murder in the death of Renaldo
Grandville, 22, who was shot in
The murder charge was filed against Smith during the evening hours of May 22, 2010, and he surrendered this afternoon at the Piscataway Police Department.
††††††††† Bail has not yet been set for Smith.
††††††††† Police also arrested Rahmel Townes, (DOB 2/17/88) of
††††††††† Townes was located sometime after midnight in
He is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail and must post the full amount before he can be released from custody.
investigation by Detective Mark Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department
Police received a 911 call reporting shots had been fired in the vicinity of Redmond Street and Joyce Kilmer Avenue in New Brunswick.
arrived to find Grandville on the sidewalk on
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office concluded that Grandville sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was the victim of a homicide.
lived in various locations in Essex and Middlesex counties. Motor vehicle
records showed he had addresses in
Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call Detective Pappas at (732) 745-5217, or Investigator Villegas at (732) 745-4428.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Smith and Townes are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.