Brick Resident, 27, Stabs, Kills Armed Robber

Brick resident now facing drug charges, prosecutor's office says

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office confirmed on Monday that a 31-year-old Berkeley Township man was stabbed and killed by a Brick man after he and an accomplice tried to enter the Brick man's residence with the intent of robbing it.

Adam Ferguson was stabbed inside the Marilyn Drive home of Brick resident Joseph P. Bellisano, Jr., 27, after he and Mark A. Dillard, of South Toms River, attempted to rob the home, according to Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Brick Patch of the incident, which occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Ferguson, of Shearwater Hollow in the township's Bayville section, was pronounced dead at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, at 7:53 p.m., Mohel said.

The accomplice, Dillard, 30, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr., set bail at $350,000 cash. Dillard was being lodged in the Ocean County Jail, Toms River, in lieu of bail.

Police also arrested Bellisano following the incident. He was charged with drug possession and intent to distribute oxycodone and released on a summons. He has not been charged in the stabbing.

The investigation into the incident is continuing, and authorities are asking anyone with information on the case to contact Brick police Detective Ken Steinberg at 732-262-1120 or the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027.

Andrea maher September 22, 2012 at 03:23 AM
First he wasn't a drug dealer second they didn't even know my brother....reread the article y did they charge a girl that wasn't there? Jesus u ppl r stupid!!
Mare September 22, 2012 at 04:18 PM
JK, I don't know where you conjured up the idea that "my family has not suffered from war." I've tried to post a correction to this previously but they keep removing my post,. My husband does "SUFFER FROM WAR" and he is addicted to alcohol, but we must not forget, alcohol is a "LEGAL" substance. If it were not a legal substance, I can assure you, being a former Law Enforcement Officer, my husband would not imbibe! Now if this post is not permitted as the last three were not, Oh well. Your ignorance is astounding and to make accusations of people you do not know, just shows your high level of ignorance JK.
john January 19, 2013 at 04:08 AM
Jason you obviously have no idea of the facts. Those kids sat in a truck up the st from the home for an hour waiting till they thought joe was alone and that was confirmed by the guy in the house up the street that they were patked out there. Once they saw a car leave and just joes car was there which they knew cause nicole told them the car thr house layout and where joe had his perscription bottle because she was there hangng out w joe an hour before so she could ser it up n those kids masked up n had knives in hand n walked up the st n into the home n went strait to the room and strait fo the mefs even tho they were never in the hme once before. Andvfact is adam stabbed joevmultiple times before joe even grabbed his own weapon not to mention mark ran into joe sr putting him thru the drywall so jr didnt kno if his father eas stabbed al
john January 19, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Yea jason. Why dont yiu keep your mouth shut.. you dont even knonw what haopen.. if yoy can read it says home invasion . Ive known jie for a whle and trust me he didnt knoe those kids.. they broke into joes house bc a stupid bitch set the whole god dam thing up y would they rum up with masks on if joe did something to him i know joe n it wasnt a bad drug deal gone bad when he dint even sekl rhem but idk keep runningbtoyr mouth about tthibgs ubdont know. Karmas a bitch


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