The Tuckerton man who shot his Love Triangle foe within the midsection as a result of he thought that man was sleeping together with his estranged spouse on the time, has now acquired his jail sentence.
It was the declare of Donald Rutter, 53, that Thomas Jarvis, 55, brought about the breakup of his 18-year marriage however his spouse mentioned it was due to his consuming, according an affidavit filed by investigators in 2021 in Ocean County Superior Court.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer mentioned that 53-year-old Donald Rutter has been sentenced to five-years in jail following a prior guilty plea to Aggravated Assault and 18-months for pleading responsible to Stalking and the sentences will run concurrently.
It was solely days into the brand new yr in 2021 when Donald Rutter, 53, grew to become enraged and jealous in going after Thomas Jarvis, 55, that January 5 and shot his Love Triangle foe.
Jarvis was handled for his accidents at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Middle and later launched from hospital care.
Little Egg Harbor Police had been first on scene the evening of the capturing that occurred round 7:30 pm at Jarvis Marine on Radio Street within the township.
An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Main Crimes Unit helped determine Rutter because the shooter and it was a multi jurisdictional search by the OCPO-MCU/HTCU/SWAT, Little Egg Harbor Police, New Jersey State Police, U.S. Marshals, Ocean County Sheriff’s Workplace, and Tuckerton Police that led the early seek for the shooter nevertheless it was unsuccessful, at first.
A warrant was issued and a pair weeks later, Rutter was discovered by U.S. Marshals sleeping under a boardwalk near Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City on January 28, 2021 and was arrested on web site.
Along with his jail sentenced, Prosecutor Billhimer mentioned that Rutter might be required to serve at the least 85 % of his jail sentence earlier than he could also be thought of for parole eligibility and the choose within the case executed a Everlasting Stalking Restraining Order barring Rutter from having any contact with Jarvis ever once more.
Rutter stays within the Ocean County Jail.
Prosecutor Billhimer additionally introduced that Ocean County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Meghan O’Neill and Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Kaitlyn Burke dealt with the case on behalf of the State.
Earlier reporting by Dan Alexander was used on this article.