Former Egg Harbor Township High School standout and Rutgers football player Tejay Johnson will be in court next week in Egg Harbor Township to face charges stemming from an arrest in June.
Johnson, 21, a third-year defensive back, was one of six people arrested following a report of an aggravated assault and robbery at a home on Gallant Fox Lane in the Bargaintown section.
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The victim, Jamiell Elliot, 35, of Atlantic City, “was held against his will, beaten by several subjects and had the contents of his pockets stolen,” Lt. Robert Gray said in a statement. Elliot was treated for his injuries at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, in Atlantic City.
Johnson, Wardell Richardson, 23, Winston Rolls, 22, Kensi Johnson, 22, Stephan L. Johnson Jr., 20, and Krystal Johnson, 31, all of Egg Harbor Township, were charged with robbery by force, aggravated assault and criminal restraint, Gray said.
A court date is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Egg Harbor Township Municipal Court.
Johnson continues to play for Rutgers. He had five tackles in a game last week against Eastern Michigan.
In a statement, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood said: “We are aware of the situation and the fact that the initial charges were reduced. We will not comment further until the legal process is complete.”
Johnson is a redshirt junior at Rutgers and has seen playing time this year at safety for the 2-1 Scarlet Knights. He had his best game of the season last Saturday.
He was the 2010 Press Athlete of the Year after an outstanding career at Egg Harbor Township as a three-sport athlete. He was also a Press first-team All-Star in football in 2009.
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