OCEAN COUNTY – A Lakehurst man was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for robbing someone who was driving him on Halloween.
Christopher Dupont, age 24, of Lakehurst was sentenced to ten years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C., for First-Degree Armed Robbery. Dupont will be required to serve eighty-five percent of the sentence prior to being eligible for parole, pursuant to the No Early Release Act.
According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Dupont and an accomplice asked a victim to drive them from a location in Berkeley Township to one in South Toms River on Oct. 31, 2014. While the victim was driving them, they attacked her and stole cash.
The judge also sentenced Dupont to a term of seven years in New Jersey State Prison as a result of a separate conviction for Second-Degree Robbery. This conviction was a result of an incident that occurred on January 20, 2018, in Lakehurst. In this incident, Dupont made arrangements with the victim to meet in Lakehurst to sell him a cellular telephone. Upon arrival, Dupont threatened the victim and demanded the cash.
Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer thanked the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, South Toms River Police Department, Lakehurst Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit.