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New Jersey Man Indicted on Crossbow Shooting Charges

A southern New Jersey man accused of shooting an acquaintance in the leg with a crossbow has been indicted on attempted murder charges.

Cape May County prosecutors say 31-year-old Jonathan Moya of Wildwood also faces weapons charges in the indictment recently handed up by a county grand jury. Another Wildwood man charged in the case, 29-year-old Carlos Casanova-Rosario, of Wildwood, was charged with obstructing justice and hindering apprehension.

It was not known Sunday if either man has retained a lawyer.

The Aug. 5 shooting occurred at a motel on East Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood where all three men were staying. They allegedly were arguing about drugs when the shooting occurred.

Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City that the victim was gravely injured in the shooting and was hospitalized for several weeks. He has since recuperated, but still has trouble walking.

Moya allegedly fled the state following the shooting and went to Pennsylvania, where he was cited for a disorderly persons charge. He was freed after presenting false identification, police said, but authorities later learned of his identity after running his fingerprints.

Moya recently returned to New Jersey and surrendered to Cape May County authorities. His bail was set at $500,000.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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