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Three Charged With Holding Massachusetts Woman in Galloway Hotel Room

One man attempted to escape, but failed when he fell through the ceiling tiles in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's waiting room.

Two people from New York and one from South Orange New Jersey have been charged with kidnapping a woman in Massachusetts and bringing her to Galloway, Galloway Township Police said Thursday afternoon.

Alex Jean, 27, of New York, Franklin Lambert, 19, of New York, and Kristen Moriarty, 20, of South Orange, were charged with hindering apprehension.

Galloway Police received a 9-1-1 call on March 30 from a woman who said she had been taken against her will and brought from New York to Galloway Township.

She was able to get away from the motel room at Americas Best Inn and Suites in which she was being held. She managed to get to Dunkin Donuts on Route 30 to call for help.

It was later determined that the female was a missing 20-year-old woman out of Northborough, Massachusetts. Further Investigation led to the arrest of the three suspects.

While in custody, Jean was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus for medical treatment. While at the hospital, Jean attempted to escape by climbing into the ceiling tiles in the bathroom.

His escape came to a crashing halt as he fell through the ceiling tiles in the waiting room, where he was apprehended by police.

He was further charged with escaping and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail Facility in lieu of $35,000 bail.

marquettealum April 10, 2014 at 10:07 PM
I and numerous other residents would personally like to commend galloway7757 for putting the pressure on the Galloway Township Police Department to respond to residents. It is sad to see that the supporters are now desperate to the point that they want him removed from posting his concerns and opinions on the patch. Criticism has always automatically been equated to disrespect by the few supporters of the GTPD. I and hundreds of other residents stand in support of his completely warranted criticism of the GTPD. We all want answers from Chief Moran immediately. Him choosing not to respond is disrespectful and stomach turning on his part.

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