Toms River Man Charged With Attempted Murder

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TOMS RIVER – Police charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly placed a handgun near her head and pulled the trigger.

Richard Dugo, 32, of Bryant Avenue was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a handgun on March 25.

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The night before, he allegedly entered a neighbor’s house and confronted a woman he knew that was visiting. He threatened her with the gun. He also placed the handgun near her head and fired a bullet. The bullet missed the woman and Dugo left.

On March 25, Toms River Police Detective Thomas Grosse arrested him. He is being held without bail in the Ocean County Jail. He is also awaiting a court appearance from an incident on Dec. 23, 2017. In that incident, he allegedly struck a woman with his car and dragged her as he drove away after they had an argument.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Division and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office High Tech Crime Unit assisted in the arrest.