mcpo shieldFREEHOLD, NJ – A Sayreville man is charged with Attempted Murder after beating a  Freehold man and then driving over him with his vehicle, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Jamil S. Hubbard, 25, of Sayreville, is charged with first degree Attempted Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon (a motor vehicle) for an Unlawful Purpose and first degree Bias Intimidation, in connection with the May 1 early morning attack on Jerry Wolkowitz, 55 of Freehold Township.  The brutal assault occurred in the parking lot of the victim’s Harding Road residence.

On May 1, 2018 at approximately 7:15 a.m., Freehold Township Police were dispatched to the Harding Road apartment complex in Freehold Township. Responding officers observed the victim lying in the parking lot area with injuries to his head and body.  Mr. Wolkowitz was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

An investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Freehold Township Police Department revealed that Hubbard approached the victim from behind, hitting him with his fists on his head and face, before dragging him into the parking lot.  The defendant then drove his motor vehicle over the victim. Hubbard then stole the victim’s car, which was later discovered abandoned on Bordentown Avenue in Sayreville.  Hubbard was apprehended at his home later that same day by members of the Sayreville Police Department. He has remained detained in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since that date.

The investigation determined that the defendant did not know or have any previous contact with the victim prior to this attack.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion to keep Hubbard in jail without an opportunity for release pending trial.  This detention hearing is scheduled for July 10, 2018 before Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.