A New Jersey police officer charged with the murder of a man after a fatal crash in the state’s capital was arraigned on Tuesday.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced that 30-year-old William R. Lacy of East Brunswick was arrested Tuesday in the death of Jeffrey W. Taylor, 31, who was found in the front seat of his pickup truck on New Jersey’s Atlantic coast.
Taylor, a retired Navy reservist who had been out of work since December, was fatally struck by the pickup truck’s windshield on Oct. 28.
His body was found Oct. 29 in the ocean near the Delaware River in Camden.
Taylor’s death sparked an international manhunt and led to a nationwide manhunt for Lacy.
Taylor was a member of the New Jersey National Guard and had worked in the Camden area since 2008, authorities said.
Authorities said Lacy and Taylor had been friends since high school and were scheduled to meet later in the week.
Lacy was being held without bail in the Essex County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.