Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on April 27, 2021, the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P., ordered that Kevin Noonan, 62, of Manchester, shall remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on charges of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Driver’s License while being involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:40-22a. These charges relate to a motor vehicle crash that occurred in Whiting on April 13, 2021, resulting in the death of pedestrian Jack Gotfried, 69, of Whiting.
Noonan has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest on April 13, 2021. The detention hearing was handled by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Robert Cassidy.
The press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.