Mercer County Homicide Task Force Investigation Leads to Arrest in 2014 Murder

July 27, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Trenton man has been arrested and charged for the 2014 murder of Jamer Greenfield, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced.

Jonathan Woody, 40, of Trenton, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to possess a weapon.  He was arrested in Trenton Monday evening, July 25, by members of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Woody pending trial.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force. On July 19, 2014, at approximately 5 a.m., Trenton police officers were in the area of the 100 block of Rosemont Avenue when they heard gunshots near Rosemont and Hoffman avenues.  Officers observed a large group of people running from the 200 block of Rosemont Avenue.  As officers approached, they saw Greenfield, 23, on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest.  He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Prosecutor Onofri applauded the tenacity of his detectives.  “Eight years, and they never stopped.  Detectives continued searching for witnesses, asking questions, putting fresh eyes on the case, until the pieces fit and they had the necessary evidence to charge,” he said.

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