TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced Thursday that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Bridgeton Township man for the stabbing death of Corey Jones.
James B. Draper, 46, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree felony murder, one count of second-degree burglary, and one count of fourth-degree tampering with evidence. He was detained without incident in Bridgeton on Wednesday. The prosecutor’s office will file a motion to detain Draper pending trial.
Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023,
Trenton police responded to the area of Cross Street and Kersey Alley in response to a call for an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim on the sidewalk, suffering from numerous stab wounds. The victim, identified as Corey Jones, 40, of Trenton, was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.