Categories: Police

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Multiple Charges Including Stalking and Computer Theft

Former Sea Bright police officer, Erich A. Bennett, 47, pleaded guilty in Monmouth County Superior Court to charges including computer theft, criminal mischief, stalking, and hindering apprehension. The guilty plea was announced by Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago on Wednesday.

Bennett admitted to disabling security cameras, slashing tires, and keying the car of the victim’s home between October 2022 and January of this year. He also confessed to driving by the woman’s residence and making threats of physical harm both in-person and online, using a fake social media account. Additionally, while still employed as a police officer, Bennett conducted over 30 unauthorized searches for the victim in law enforcement databases.

Following his arrest in January, Bennett permanently forfeited his right to hold any public office statewide and was required to surrender his privately owned firearms. He also received a permanent restraining order prohibiting contact with the victim and was ordered to reimburse her for property damages amounting to nearly $4,800. Prosecutors plan to recommend a prison term of five years at Bennett’s sentencing on November 3.

As of Wednesday, Bennett remains in custody at Monmouth County Jail pending further court proceedings.


Author: CrimeDoor


Published by

Recent Posts

Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping of 1976: A Comprehensive Look into the Shocking Crime

 On the sunny afternoon of July 15, 1976, in the tranquil town of Chowchilla, California,…

16 hours ago

Actor Jonathan Majors’ Abuse Trial Begins, Ex-Girlfriend Testifies

Actor Jonathan Majors' trial over alleged abuse towards his former partner, Grace Jabbari, commenced on…

18 hours ago

Two Bodies Found in San Antonio Home, Suspect in Custody

Two bodies were discovered inside a home in East Bear County, San Antonio. The incident…

18 hours ago

United States Sets New Record for Mass Shootings in a Year

The United States has reached a somber milestone with the highest number of recorded mass…

1 day ago

From Booze to Bloodshed: The Prohibition Era’s Impact on the Criminal Underworld

The Prohibition era, stretching from 1920 to 1933, remains an unmistakably distinctive chapter in American…

2 days ago

The Horror Remains 20 Years Later: Memories of Dean Corll (Candy Man) Haunt Survivors

  Twenty years have passed, yet the shadows cast by the chilling crimes of Dean…

2 days ago