The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has criminally charged an Atlantic City, New Jersey youth worker, Tyrell Jones with two serious criminal offenses:

  • Second-Degree Official Misconduct.
  • Second-Degree knowingly provide an electronic communication device to a person confined in a County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Jones is a youth worker at the Harborfields detention facility.

About these charges, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said:

In 2023, the Juvenile Justice Commission provided information to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office concerning Jones supplying contraband to detained juvenile residents. During the investigation, Jones was found to have provided detained Harborfields juvenile residents access to his personal cell phone, a contraband device. This case was investigated by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Professional Standards and Accountability Unit, said the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Offuce.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office always needs the public’s assistance with this and all investigations.

If you have information about this incident or other serious crimes, you can call the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor's Office Website at ACPO. Tips and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

If you prefer to stay anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers: People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

SOURCE: Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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