Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty To Starting Forest Fires

Gregory Fullman, Jr. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  MANCHESTER – The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced that a Manchester resident pled guilty to setting fires in Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, and Lakewood.

  Gregory Fullman, Jr., 33, pled guilty to three counts of Aggravated Arson. At the time of his sentencing on May 19, 2023, he faces 12 years in prison. He must also make restitution to the fire companies that responded.

  The investigation looked at fires set in wooded areas between May 2021 and January 2022.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledged the diligent efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Meghan O’Neill who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as  the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit-Arson Squad, Narcotics Strike Force, High Tech Crime Unit, Economic Crime Unit, Little Egg Harbor Police, Manchester Police, Lakewood Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations Unit, Sheriff’s Field Services Unit, Sheriff’s Administrative Unit, Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, Ocean County Vehicle Services Department, New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences, New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office, Wall Township Police Department, and City of Bridgeton Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention K-9 Unit.