Man Charged In Connection With Plainfield Shooting

PLAINFIELD – A Plainfield man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with a shooting that took place at his West 4th Street home last month, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.

Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force and the United States Marshall’s Service arrested Jeff Thrasybule at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 in Brooklyn, said Romankow.


Thrasybule, 28, was wanted in connection with the death of 25-year-old Irvin Robert Pierre Louis on July 31. The circumstances that led to the shooting remain under investigation, according to authorities.

Thrasybule has been charged with a second degree “certain persons” offense because he is not permitted to own a firearm and was found in possession of a gun at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

Under New Jersey law, most convicted felons, people found guilty of domestic violence charges and people who suffer from mental illness are not permitted to own weapons.

Thrasybule had been previously convicted of four weapons charges, two drug charges and a theft charge, according to online state Department of Corrections records. Between Aug. 15, 2005 and Oct. 27, 2007, Thrasybule served three separate terms in state prison totaling more than 16 months.

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