A convicted felon is behind bars after he was arrested Wednesday afternoon for failure to appear for sentencing on June 19.
Eric Rock, 31, of Red Bank, could face many years in jail. He was recently found guilty on two counts of first degree armed robbery and weapons related charges, from a crime that dates back to 2006 out of Red Bank.
On Wednesday, Sheriff’s Officers and members of the US Marshals New York, New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Rock in a vehicle, after he was located at a home in Long Branch. “This is a clear example of exceptional police work,” said Sheriff Kim Guadagno. “I commend these officers who work day and night to put criminals where they belong, behind bars.”
Sheriff’s Officers Dave Wentworth, Randy Morgan and Leonard Maxfield assisted with the arrest, along with members of the US Marshals New York, New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Rock’s charges include failure to appear for sentencing on two counts of armed robbery, two counts of unlawful possession and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess firearms, as well as other related charges. Bail is set at $1,000,000.