Toms River Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Florida

Steven Rosado apprehended by Orange County Sheriff's Office

A Lakewood man wanted for murder in Toms River was apprehended Monday in Florida.

Steven Rosado, 20, was charged Sunday with murder by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

According to records at the Orange County Incarcerations Department in Florida, Rosado was arrested 2:20 p.m. July 2 by the Orange County Sheriffs Department.

He was arrested on a fugitive warrant, with the original charge being Criminal Homicide With a Knife, out of Ocean County.

Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said an investigation found "probable cause" that in the Briar Knolls apartment complex parking lot.

Copes, 24, of Lakewood, later died from his injuries after friends transported him to Community Medical Center, 1:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Ford said Sunday that police believe Copes was stabbed after getting into a fight with Rosado.

"As a result of that investigation, we determined that Rosado was involved in a fight with the victim and that we believe probable cause has been established to implicate Rosado in connection with the crime,” Ford said in a prepared statement released Sunday.

Ocean County Judge James N. Blaney set Rosado's bail at $750,000 with no 10 percent option on Sunday.

Ocean County Executive Assistant Prosecutor Michel Paulhus said yesterday the investigation into the stabbing, as well as a shooting on Gilford Avenue an hour prior, was open and continuing.

Ignorant people get a life. July 04, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Why NOT just continue the violance!!!!! Thats smart!!!!!! Everyone still has family that may care about them even if you dont!
Ignorant people get a life. July 04, 2012 at 05:54 AM
@ SO MUCH TO SAY ... Maybe you should do your research before you go running your mouth its ignorant people like you that assume the victim was a criminal. Well he wasnt he was a working young man that didnt deserve to be murdered. If it was your family that was murdered Im sure you wouldnt want them to assume that your family member was a criminal or "deserved" what they got. Maybe you should take your ignorant self back to grade school and learn "Do on to others, what you want done on to you" which is common respect for other and the deceased. Learn manners!!!! Some people just dont like being called out and put in their place when the run their mouth for NO APPARENT REASON.
jo July 04, 2012 at 02:00 PM
wow alot of hate here and why??? a shame...
So Much to Say July 04, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I saw his facebook and his hip hop page....I totally stand my what I posted. My family is not criminals nor do they "hang" with criminal element so I will never see their names in the papers except for when they once again succeed, promition, recognition...etc etc.
Ignorant people get a life. July 04, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Bravo @ SO MUCH TO SAY... Didnt think that you could be anymore ignorant then you were in your first comment. You definitely topped it with this comment. So what your saying is that pictures of his "hip hop page" and "facebook page" show how much of a criminal he is, your clothes and the music you listen to dont determine "criminal status". Show me an arrest report that says he had ever been threw the system... You cant because it does exsist!!!! Its wrong for you to not even RESPECT someone that was murdered. Instead of sending condolences, your posting you IGNORANT opinion. Im sure you have no clue of the people all your family "hang" with so dont speak on other. I just pray that if the same situation were to happen to your family people wont disrespect your deceased the way you disrespecting Mr. Kevin Copes who was a 24 yr old aspiring artist in the rap industry and contrary to what some people (so much to say) have to say DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE, or deserve to be considered a criminal for the clothes he wore or music he listened to.
Ignorant people get a life. July 04, 2012 at 04:10 PM
There isnt any hate on my part. This so much to say person is disrespecting the deceased and calling him a criminal because of the pictures he saw on facebook and his music page. I knew Kevin personally and I will not stand for having someone past judgement over someone who I know was a caring hard working person. With NO CRIMINAL background. I am stating facts and as a friend letting (So much to say) know that he did associate with educated individuals like myself thats all. I will not stand for IGNORANCE prevailing over FACTS!!!!!
Bryan July 04, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Ohhh please! He took out Bin Laden any sitting president would have done the same giving the chance! Yes he was handed a mess, but hasnt done much if at all to help it either. Giving his experance if he were white would have been giving a chance to run for president yet alone be one. He got elected on good speeches and his hope & change crap. Which worked out to be " Hope you have a job & Change in your pocket". He is a good man who wasnt ready to be president yet! He got elected on race and people pissed at President Bush not because he was the best for the job. He hasnt kept a promise yet ( here is where u insert blame). Its always funny how ignorant people can always find a way to pass it off as someone elses fault.
Concerned RN July 04, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Pretty sure they don't give "promitions" to people who can't spell. Just saying. Also, ignorance and arrogance have never been signs of success. But I think these words are too big for you, so you may want to look them up, SMTS.
Ignorant people get a life. July 04, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Bryan you have no clue what your talking about or why the president was brought into subject. This is not an article on the president its about ignorant people as yourself talking on a subject they have no clue about and the 1 that posted the president comment I replied about was erased so now you look like a fool. Its easy to run your mouth with no facts to back it up. If anyone could have done it why didnt they. Hmm because they couldnt and as I said before he took office with everything failing and has still managed to hold his head up. No 1 is perfect but I guess you would believe anything as long as it wasnt Obama! Stand down read the title of the article (Nothing to do with the president)
Fiesty Lady July 04, 2012 at 10:33 PM
You want to know how the young families in Lakewood afford the big homes? There are multiple families living in them. They deem the home a house of worship & don't pay taxes. The men go to temple during the day, the woman stay home and have kids. They are on welfare. Every, single one of them.
Michael July 04, 2012 at 10:41 PM
More importantly than any of the other nonsense is the fact that another criminal has been taken off of the streets of Lakewood.
So Much to Say July 04, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Blah blah blah ignorant. The facts speak for themselves. Two less criminals.
. July 04, 2012 at 11:29 PM
What would possess people to look at someone's Facebook page, when they don't even know them? That is like stalking. I am not a Facebook user, never was, and never will be.
So Much to Say July 05, 2012 at 03:08 AM
@Concerned RN Blame the Patch for not having spell check. Is that the best you can do....rag on my spelling. LOL
So Much to Say July 05, 2012 at 03:10 AM
"aspiring artist".....NOT
Ignorant people get a life. July 05, 2012 at 04:07 AM
@ so much to say your so RACIST its trash like you that would consider a victim of a murder a criminal. SO MUCH TO SAY... As I said before karma is definitely going to bite you in the ass. Your the lowest form of life to disrespect a dead person!!!! When you die, you will get the same respect for being the biggest punk and running your mouth behind the keyboard. REST IN PEACE KEV... Your friends and family will miss you... (the ones who know the real KEV)
Ignorant people get a life. July 05, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Of course it is stalking!!! So much to say has nothing better to do with himself beside look at peoples pictures and determine if they are criminal from their clothes and the music they listen to. You have no facts you have a whole lot of nothing to back up your opinion and frankly your opinion is disgusting
Ignorant people get a life. July 05, 2012 at 04:15 AM
The patch doesnt need spell check just learn how to spell on your own!!!!
Ignorant people get a life. July 05, 2012 at 04:20 AM
@ So much to say I guess JAIL taught you nothing!!! Your the real criminal!!!!!
Concerned RN July 05, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Obviously, accountability is another word that SMTS needs to learn since he/she is so good at blaming others for his/her shortcomings. And I'm sure there are many. Take comfort that not everyone shares his/her screwed up opinions.
Casey July 05, 2012 at 06:55 AM
So much to say- Get a real life please and don't sit behind a computer where you are invisible and can't be touched.
barbara July 05, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Patch is getting ridiculous! Isn't there a limit to the back and forth bickering one or two people can do on it? Thought this was supposed to be a forum for intelligent, thoughtful commentary on local news. Good riddance!
granny8 July 05, 2012 at 01:01 PM
keep in mind that when lakewood school budget come around it never gets past, YET, are obligated to provide busing. Jewish children can not ride together, they need 2 buses 1 for females & 1 for males, for every school, they want all the services but do not want to pay their share... & PS MOST ( not all) of the men are students, living on Govt, asst. NOt about being Jewish, has to do with abusing Govmt $$ & then wondering why we are in the crisis that we are .....
granny8 July 05, 2012 at 01:02 PM
@ barbara, agreed.... when i see that I dont even read the post, its a grown up version of bullying... Just ignore it.
Viveca Hall July 06, 2012 at 11:34 AM
That is the truth and they are allowed to get away with it. They are sucking the town of Lakewood dry. Those of you who do not live in Lakewood and think this is not your problem are wrong. They receive public assistance, and all of you who are taxpayers are paying for it. You work and they benefit from your labor.
grace July 06, 2012 at 01:40 PM
and they are running the criminals out of town so they head south to toms river...omg gilford ave? getting way to close for me!
grace July 06, 2012 at 01:42 PM
agree sometimes the commenting is just down right silly...wonder about the monitoring
faithlovepeace July 08, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Rest in Peace Kevin, and may the Lord bring peace to the families that were involved in this incident. It's a shame that people would sit in front of the computers talking about others when it is truly a time of pain, suffering, and sorrow for the families.
PositiveMind July 09, 2012 at 01:32 AM
This is said that grown people behind a computer has so much to say. Remember when you assume you make an ass out of yourself. It's sad that the young generation is killing dying at a young age because their killing one another. Instead of being in the streets they need to do something more productive with themselves and give back to the community. People who says ignorant comments are in fact ignorant themselves and their no better then the next person. Act like you have common sense and get your act together. It is a shame that us young generation are dropping like flies and we're lucky now a days to even make it to 30 years of age. Sad but so true.
Keyona July 11, 2012 at 07:44 PM
i knew him personally. he was a good man and didnt deserve this AT ALL.


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