SAYREVILLE — A third man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal beating of a 28-year-old Edison man who was killed in the borough, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today.
Michael Doce, 30, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge was arrested and charged on Nov. 9 with a count of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Kelvin Dumo, 28, of Edison.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Doce was arrested and charged after Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective Douglas Sprague of the Sayreville Police Department determined that Doce allegedly discussed the homicide with a co-defendant, Daniel F. Medaglia, before Dumo was fatally beaten on Nov. 7.
Medaglia, 27, also of Edison, was arrested on Nov. 9 and was charged with murder, while Ryan Morrell, 29, of Dunellen was charged with hindering the apprehension of Medaglia by destroying evidence.
Bail for Doce was set today at $500,000. Medaglia is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. Ryan’s bail has been set at $50,000.
The investigation began after a man, whose name is being withheld, was on his way to work when he saw the victim and called 911 at 4:49 a.m. on Nov. 7.
The victim was pronounced dead at 5:25 a.m. on Nov. 7, after he was found on property owned by Viking Terminal on Jernee Mill Road in Sayreville.
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Dumo died from blunt force trauma to the head and that the manner of death was homicide.
The investigation is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-4018, or Detective Sprague of the Sayreville Police Department at 1-732-525-5411.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Medaglia, Morrell and Doce are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
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