A Monmouth County Grand Jury sitting in Freehold returned an Indictment last week against a New York man accused of trying to abduct a Monmouth County man he believed was dating his ex-girfriend.
In April, Thomas Filupeit, 53 of Margaretville, NY allegedly drove to Long Branch, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, with a knife, pillowcase, and duct tape. The pillowcase was found with handcuffs and string inside. Filupeit unsuccessfully attempted to enter the Long Branch home before the victim saw him and called police. Filupeit jumped in his car and drove away, but was later pulled over and arrested.
The New York man is lodged in the Monmouth County Jail in Freehold. He faces charges of Burglary, Attempted Kidnapping, and Weapons Offenses. It is not clear if he is represented by a defense attorney. If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in Monmouth County, contact a Freehold-based, Monmouth County criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.