Ocean County Man Charged With Murder

OCEAN COUNTY – A Jackson Township man has been arrested and charged with murder following a brutal stabbing that left a 23-year-old man dead.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Jackson Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz confirm that 23-year-old Jshawn Cutler was apprehended during a motor vehicle stop in Lakewood Township Friday afternoon. Cutler is accused of killing 23-year-old Isaiah Renouf, also of Jackson, during an apparent altercation inside a Cannon Boulevard home.

According to a joint statement by the Prosecutor’s Office and Jackson Police, officers responded to a 911 call early Friday morning in reference to an individual with a stab wound. Responding Officers found Isaiah Renouf on the floor of the residence with a large wound to his chest.

Lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene; Mr. Renouf was then transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, where he succumbed to his injuries.

A post-mortem examination by the Ocean County Medical Examiner determined the cause of Mr. Renouf’s death to be a stab wound to the chest, and the manner of death to be a homicide.

The probe was conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Jackson Township Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

Cutler is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Isaiah Renouf’s family have started a GoFundMe to help pay for the funeral. (Photo courtesy Renouf Family)

In a prepared press release, Prosecutor Billhimer and Chief Kunz acknowledged the cooperative assistance of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Jackson Township Police Department, Lakewood Township Police Department, Pemberton Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collaborative efforts in connection with this very thorough investigation.

“Outstanding teamwork was exhibited today by all the law enforcement officers and agencies involved in this investigation,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated. “This horrendous crime was solved so swiftly thanks to the hard work and determination of these fine men and women in blue. Through their efforts, a very dangerous person has been removed from the streets of Ocean County. Now, our focus is to ensure that justice is done for Mr. Renouf,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

Cutler has been charged with Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d, and Burglary in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2a(1).

The family of Isaiah Renouf have started a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral costs.