Brennan Doyle, 17 of Colts Neck, was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on 6 charges related to a July 2013 stabbing and carjacking in the Township.
Doyle will be tried as an adult on charges of first degree Carjacking; first degree Attempted Murder; third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose; fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; third degree Hindering Apprehension of Oneself; and fourth degree Obstructing the Administration of Law according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. His name was not previously released due to the juvenile confidentiality statute.
Doyle was released after posting $760,000 bail with no 10 percent option, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann, J.S.C. Judge McGann also ordered Doyle to have no victim contact and no return to scene on all charges.
Township police received a 911 call around 12:30 a.m. on July 7, 2013 from a Colts Neck woman indicating she was stabbed by an unknown assailant. The Colts Neck Police Department and emergency medical services responded to her residence where they discovered she had been stabbed several times. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. She remained in the hospital for several days where she was treated for her injuries and eventually discharged.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Colts Neck Police Department revealed the victim heard some noise coming from the outside of her house and when she went to open her door to investigate, the assailant pushed his way into her house and stabbed her several times. Doyle then took the keys to her car and fled the scene in her vehicle parked in her driveway. The vehicle was recovered in Aberdeen later that same morning.
The prosecution of this case is being handled by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Laurie B. Gerhardt, Director of this Office’s Family Division. Doyle is represented by Mitchell Ansell, Esq. of Ocean Township.