Michael L. Elliot

Michael L. Elliot, 25, of North Laurel Street in Bridgeton, appeared in court Thursday with a new attorney, Al Wheeler, in the shooting death of 9-year-old Jennifer Trejo.

BRIDGETON — Two of the city men charged in the July murder of 9-year-old Jennifer Trejo were indicted Wednesday on possession, obstruction and hindering charges, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

Michael L. Elliot, 25, and Leroy Frazier III, 20, both listed as living in the 100 block of Irving Avenue, were indicted in an incident that took place Dec. 15, according to a grand jury indictment list county Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae released Thursday.

Elliot and Frazier had digital scales, packaging material, less than one half-ounce of heroin and had fortified the door with a table “to block entry by police,” according to the complaint.

They were also charged with theft after police found a county Sheriff’s Office ballistic vest, according to the complaint.

Frazier was also indicted on operating a controlled dangerous substance facility, possession and possession with intent to distribute, weapons and weapon devices charges for a May 2 incident, according to the document.

Police found one-half to 5 ounces of cocaine and heroin, a digital scale, as well as a rifle, handgun and a high-capacity magazine in an apartment in the 200 block of North Laurel Street, according to the complaint.

The indictments were presented by Assistant Prosecutor Lesley Snock.

Elliot, Frazier, Zahmere McKoy, 19, of Atlantic Street, and Charles Gamble, 18, of Salem County, are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and weapons offenses in the July 17 shooting of Jennifer Trejo, in which a stray bullet pierced the girl’s bedroom wall, fatally wounding her as she slept.

Senior Prosecutor Elizabeth Vogelsong, who represents the state in Jennifer’s case, told Superior Court Judge Michael Silvanio on Oct. 18 she plans to bring that case before a grand jury in mid-November.

All four men are currently housed at the Cumberland County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7241 Mbilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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