Union County Sheriff's Office
Peter Corvelli Jr.
Sheriff

During a predawn sweep in and around Plainfield this morning, members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad and Plainfield Police Division Narcotics Bureau arrested fifteen people on outstanding warrants including a murder suspect, Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan and Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley announced Tuesday.

Officers began the round up assisting Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force members in the apprehension of Richard Culver, 26, who was arrested without incident at his home on Mercer Avenue in North Plainfield.

Culver of Somerset County was wanted for the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man outside of a city restaurant in 2010.

“Thanks to the coordinated effort and cooperation between law enforcement agencies we able take some dangerous people off the streets today,” Sheriff Cryan said. “We will continue to work closely together to make Plainfield and Union County a safer place.”

Culver has been lodged in the Union County Jail, with bail set at $750,000 by state Superior Court Judge Frederic R. McDaniel.

The Quality of Life warrant roundup also netted 14 suspects wanted on a variety of charges ranging from municipal warrants to aggravated assault.

“These officers will vigorously pursue any man or woman who is wanted, whether it is for a violation of probation or murder,” Sheriff Cryan added.

The Sheriff specifically noted the efforts of the Plainfield Police Division’s Criminal Investigations and Narcotics Unit Supervisors, Captain Brian Newman and Lt Kevin O’Brien who coordinated the round up with UCSO Lt. Dennis Burke.

Shakir Tyler was wanted for aggravated assault. Shepard Mitchell, James Watkins, Nathaniel Summers had Superior Court Bench Warrants issued for failure to comply: original charge was possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Bruce Brant and Carolina Henriquez had Superior Court Bench Warrants issued for failure to appear: original charge was possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Allan Jordan had a Superior Court Bench Warrant issued for his arrest for a Violation of Probation: original charge was of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. George Byrd had a Superior Court Bench Warrant issued for his arrest for failure to comply: original charge was tampering with evidence. Estelle Talley had a Superior Court Bench Warrant issued for her arrest for failure to comply: original charge was prostitution. Latanya Watson had a Superior Court Bench Warrant issued for her arrest for failure to comply: original charge was theft of deception. Regina Wheeler had a Superior Court Bench Warrant issued for her arrest for failure to comply: original charge was abuse of a child. Christine Johnson was wanted for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and failure to pay child support. Christine Fitz and Kevin Livingston were wanted on municipal warrants. All are Plainfield residents