CRESSKILL, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER, HINDERING APPREHENSION, AND WEAPONS OFFENSES
For Immediate Release: August 17, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JOHN DANIELS, JR. (DOB: 4/25/1993; single; unemployed) of 151 Stonegate Trail, Cresskill, NJ, on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, hindering apprehension by suppression, hindering apprehension by providing false information, and unlawful possession of a weapon. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Cresskill Police Department under the direction of Chief James Domville.
On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at approximately 6:46 p.m., the Cresskill Police Department responded to a 911 call at a private residence on Stonegate Trail and found 48-year-old Irma Daniels, deceased of apparent blunt force trauma. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Cresskill Police Department revealed that JOHN DANIELS, JR. struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat before fleeing the residence.
On Thursday, August 17, 2023, JOHN DANIELS, JR. was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1)/11-3a(2); third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d; third-degree hindering apprehension by suppression, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b(1); third-degree hindering apprehension by providing false information, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b(4); and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d. DANIELS, JR. was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would also like to thank the Cresskill Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.