Jerome Byrd

An Egg Harbor Township man charged with killing a man in 2010 had his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

Jerome Byrd, 29, allegedly shot Scott Godfrey, 21, outside a convenience store in Pleasantville on May 10, 2010, while in possession of drugs.

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Byrd was arrested without incident about 8:30 p.m. Monday at a mobile home on the 6000 block of the Black Horse Pike, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Godfrey was a Pleasantville High School graduate who played for the school's football team.

Byrd had a brief appearance before Superior Court Judge Michael Donio on Tuesday and said he did not have an attorney. He was not sure if he would need a public defender.

He is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $1 million full cash bail.

Lynda Cohen


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