All charges against Rutgers football player Tejay Johnson dismissed

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – All charges filed against Rutgers University football player Tejay Johnson were dismissed Thursday, Dec. 19 by Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court Judge H. Robert Switzer after it was determined that the alleged victim in the assault case would not be appearing at the trial.

“The witness is cannot be located,” said Egg Harbor Township Prosecutor Marc Nehmad before recommending the dismissal. “It is my understanding he is out of the state and will not be coming back.”

Johnson and five other defendants named in the case were initally charged charged with robbery, aggravated assault and criminal restraint for their alleged involvement in an incident in June, but those offenses were reduced to simple assault, second-degree robbery and false imprisonment for the additional defendants and remanded from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office to Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court.

The initial complaint alleged that on June 15, the Scarlet Knight athlete and former Egg Harbor Township High School football standout and the five other defendants –  Krystal Johnson, Kenzi Johnson, Stephan Johnson, Wardell Richardson and Winston Rolls, all of Egg Harbor Township –  held against the victim against his will, beat him and stole the contents of his pockets at a residence on Gallant Fox Lane in the Bargaintown section of the township.

All defendants plead not guilty to all charges.

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