State: Man charged with leaving lover to die in river should stay jailed

Authorities say a Burlington City man ran away from the Sunday crash that took his girlfriend’s life, but he’s not going anywhere for now.

Jacob T. Garrett

Jacob T. Garrett, 24, will be held in jail pending a hearing Friday on whether he should be released on or held until trial, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said.

The prosecutor’s office will argue he stay jailed.

His girlfriend, Stephanie White, 23, of Burlington City, died at some point after Garrett’s car struck a parked car, careened off of the river wall in downtown Burlington City and crashed …read more

Source: NJ.com Burlington

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