A 54-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in the weekend hit-and-run death of an African immigrant in Winslow Township, Camden County, prosecutors said Monday.
Joseph Thornton, of Mary Court in Winslow, was charged with death by auto and with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He was being held at the Camden County Jail on $185,000 bail.
Thornton is accused of driving a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am that struck Ezekiel Tomboyeke, 59, about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Pump Branch Road as Tomboyeke was walking home after work. Police said Thornton drove off afterward.
Police said an anonymous tip led them early Sunday morning to Thornton's home, where they found the Pontiac with visible damage.