WOODBURY — Three men wanted for failing to appear in court on burglary, violation of Megan’s Law, narcotics and aggravated assault charges have been arrested as a result of efforts by the Fugitive Investigations Unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.
A Salem man taken into custody in Virginia was on the FIU’s top 10 most wanted list.
John B. Rivers, 29, of Salem, failed to appear in Superior Court, Woodbury on April 21 for a status conference hearing on charges that he struck a man in the head with a gun in Paulsboro NJ on April 12, then fired the gun near the victim.
GCPO fugitive detectives provided the United States Marshal’s Service information that Rivers had fled to Staunton, Va. The Marshal's Service Capital Area Task Force-Harrisonburg Division arrested Rivers without incident during a motor vehicle stop on June 4. He is being held without bail in Virginia pending an extradition hearing.
Arrested June 3 in Mullica Hill was Thomas J. Tilmon, 27, , who has had residences in Westville and Camden. A bench warrant was issued for Tilmon when he failed to appear in Superior Court, Woodbury on May 29 for sentencing on two 2013 Harrison Township burglaries and a 2012 Megan’s Law violation for failing to report his address to Westville police. He had pleaded guilty to all of those offenses. Westville Municipal Court also issued a May 20 warrant for Tilmon’s arrest on a receiving stolen property charge. He is being held without bail.
Zacharia Miklea, 31, of Williamstown, was arrested June 3 without incident at his parents’ home in Franklinville on a warrant issued when he failed to appear for an arraignment in Superior Court on charges he possessed imitation oxycodone pills with intent to distribute during a vehicle stop in Monroe Township on Jan. 23. Miklea had been the subject of an investigation by the GCPO Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Strike Force. He was turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s office for incarceration without bail.