Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that July 19, 2022, the Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C., ordered that Porfirio Serrano-Cruz, 38, of Seaside Heights, shall remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on the charge of Attempted Murder in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1), in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Seaside Park on June 30, 2022. Serrano-Cruz has also been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5d; Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d; Burglary in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2a(1); and Possession of Clonazepam without a Valid Prescription in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5e(2).
Serrano-Cruz has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his apprehension on June 30, 2022. The detention hearing was handled by Assistant Prosecutor Brandon DeJesus.
The charges referenced above are merely accusations and 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.