Trenton man arrested for the murder of Yuell Moore

February 5, 2021

By: Tyler Eckel

TRENTON (MERCER)– Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation
conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force resulted in an arrest this
morning of a Trenton man for the March 25, 2020 murder of Yuell Moore.

Ravel Stokes, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of
second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of
second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He was taken into custody without
incident Friday morning at his Oakland Street residence by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ
Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Mercer County Tactical Response Team. The
prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Stokes pending trial.  

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020, Trenton police responded to the first
block of Hudson Street on a report of a shooting in progress. Upon arrival, they located the victim, later identified as Moore, 29, laying on the ground with a gunshot wound to
the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.