DeSean Clark | Homicide Watch Trenton news about DeSean Clarken-usWed, 04 Sep 2013 16:17:18 -0400Ewing man indicted in Trenton New Year’s Day murder<p>An Ewing man allegedly responsible for murdering a Trenton man outside a nightclub on New Year’s Day, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced yesterday.</p> <p>DeSean Clark, 32, allegedly cut in line to go into Passions Nightclub on East State Street an hour into 2013 when he was confronted by James Threadgill, 54, of Trenton. Threadgill pushed Clark to the ground and while he was on the ground, he pulled out a .45 handgun and shot Threadgill in the leg and head.</p> <p>Clark was arrested on Jan. 16 in an apartment complex on Country Lane in Ewing by the U.S. Marshals. He is being held in the Mercer County Corrections Center on $1 million on homicide and weapons charges.</p> Brian DzenisWed, 04 Sep 2013 16:17:18 -0400 ThreadgillDeSean ClarkNew Year’s murder suspect held on $1M bail<p>TRENTON — A city man is being held on $1 million dollar bail, accused of killing another man roughly an hour into the New Year. </p> <a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-671"><img src="" alt="DeSean Clark" width="293" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-671" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">DeSean Clark</p> <p>DeSean Clark appeared in Mercer County Criminal Court early Friday morning, accused of shooting James Threadgill to death outside Passion’s nightclub on East State and Chambers streets in Trenton.<br /> According to police, a scuffle between the two men began outside the city nightclub during the pre-dawn hours of January 1. The argument turned deadly when the 32-year-old suspect allegedly jumped ahead in line to enter the club.</p> <p><span id="more-670"></span><br /> Threadgill, 52, confronted Clark and started to push the suspect, according to police. </p> <p>Clark, police allege, reached for his .45 caliber handgun, which was tucked into his waistband, and pointed it directly at Threadgill.</p> <p>Threadgill was shot two times, once in the leg and the second time, a fatal shot, entered Threadgill’s head.</p> <p>In addition to the $1 million dollar bail on the homicide charge, Judge Mark Fleming also imposed a $50,000 cash bail on Clark for allegedly alluding police no December on 23, while driving a stolen vehicle.</p> <p>The suspect was seen driving at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour on Route 29, according to Ewing Police.<br /> Police said they attempted to pull Clark over that night and he initially obliged, but then sped away once an officer approached the vehicle. </p> <p>The car was later found flipped over on River Road near Country Lane. Although the driver got away, a cellphone containing personal pictures was left behind in the car. </p> <p>Investigator’s identified Clark as the driver of the vehicle when he was arrested on homicide charges on Jan. 17 and he was additionally charged with eluding law enforcement and theft.</p> Sherrina NavaniFri, 25 Jan 2013 14:34:30 -0500 ThreadgillDeSean ClarkMarshalls arrest Ewing man for Trenton murder<p>U.S. Marshalls have arrested a man allegedly responsible for the Trenton's first homicide of 2013 on Wednesday. </p> <p>DeSean Clark, 32, of Ewing, was arrested in an Ewing apartment complex on Country Lane for the murder of James Threadgill, 54, of Trenton, just an hour into the new year.</p> <p>Threadgill was killed around 1:00 a.m. New Years Day outside the Passions Nightclub. At the time of the murder, the Trentonian reported that Threadgill was shot because he allegedly cut in line at the club. It turns out that it was Clark who actually cut in line, sparking the confrontation leading to Threadgill's death. </p> <p>"[Clark] went to the front of the line and Threadgill was acting as the 'keeper of the line,'" Sgt. Mark Kieffer said. </p> <p>In the ensuing verbal and eventual physical confrontation, Clark shot Threadgill twice, once in the leg and once in the head, killing him. The incident was captured on surveillance tape, allowing police to identify the suspect. Clark has been charged with murder and weapons offenses. </p> Brian DzenisFri, 18 Jan 2013 12:58:20 -0500 ThreadgillDeSean ClarkPolice identify 2013's first homicide victim<p>Authorities have identified Trenton’s first homicide victim of 2013 as James Threadgill, 54, of Trenton.</p> <p>Threadgill was allegedly shot in the leg and head after he allegedly cut someone in line at Passion’s nightclub on East State Street on New Years Day. </p> <p><a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-538"><img src="" alt="James Threadgill" width="225" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-538" /></a></p> <p>After cutting the suspect in line, Threadgill pushed him to the ground, that’s when the suspect pulled out a gun while on the ground and shot Threadgill twice before fleeing the scene. </p> <p>Threadgill was taken to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center and was eventually taken off life support.<br /> Threadgill’s murder was one of five shootings that day and seven since Sunday, leaving one dead and 10 wounded.</p> <p>“We’re fully investigating each of these shootings,” Lt. Stephen Varn said. “We’re looking to see if there’s a pattern or trend and deploy our resources accordingly.”<span id="more-535"></span></p> <p>Threadgill graduated from Trenton Central High School in 1976. He had a brief body building career in the early 80’s, winning the title of Mr. Trenton in 1981 and won 3rd place in the Junior Mr. America competition in the tall division. In the mid-80’s, Threadgill began having a series of run-ins with police, getting arrested for assault in 1985 and served time in prison for committing a series of robberies in West Trenton in 1987, according to New Jersey court records. </p> <p>Det. Jason Snyder of the TPD and Det. Robert McNally of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the murder.</p> <p>Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to call the Trenton Police confidential tipline at (609) 989-3663 or the Crimestoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477.</p> <p>Those wishing to text a tip regarding the homicide can send a message labelled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.</p> Brian DzenisThu, 03 Jan 2013 07:03:58 -0500 ThreadgillDeSean ClarkTrenton brings in new year with murder, shootings<p>TRENTON — Trenton exploded into 2013 with a wave of shootings that have left one dead — the first homicide of the new year — and seven wounded.<br /> Eleven people have been shot in Trenton within the past three days.<br /> The city’s first homicide of 2013 happened roughly an hour after the calendar flipped outside the Passion’s nightclub on East State and Chambers Streets.<br /> <iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe><br /> According to sources, the victim, whose identity has not been released by police, allegedly cut in front of the suspect in line. The victim then got into a scuffle with the suspect and pushed him to the ground. The suspect, while on the ground, pulled out a .45 handgun and fired two shots, one hitting the victim in the leg and the other in the side of his head, killing him.<span id="more-526"></span><br /> The last shooting of 2012 happened at 9 p.m. on the 100 block of Oakland Street. A man was shot once in the leg in the same area where three people were shot Sunday afternoon. The victim is expected to survive.<br /> Following the nightclub homicide at 3:05 a.m., three Hispanic men were shot near Emery and Division Streets. One victim was hit in the hand while another was shot in the leg and a third man was shot three times in the chest. The man with the torso wounds is in critical condition while the other two sustained non-life threatening injuries.<br /> At 4:49 a.m. on the 300 block of Jersey Street, a man was shot once in his calf and is expected to survive.<br /> Around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Mott Street, a man was shot multiple times and ran inside a home following an altercation outside. His injuries are non-life threatening.<br /> Later around 1:40 p.m., a man was shot in the mouth and neck on the unit block of New Rose Street. At the scene, police were seen looking into a black sedan pulled up on the sidewalk. The victim’s injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.<br /> Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call the Trenton Police confidential tipline at (609) 989-3663 or the Crimestoppers tipline at (609) 278-8477.<br /> Those wishing to text a tip regarding the shootings can send a message labelled TCSTIPS to Trenton Crime Stoppers at 274637.</p> Brian DzenisWed, 02 Jan 2013 09:31:34 -0500 ThreadgillDeSean Clark