Funeral Set For Stillwater Murder Victim; Controversy Builds Over Death Circumstances
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • 6:48am
STILLWATER, NJ - The funeral is scheduled for this Friday, June 22 for Stillwater resident, Dennis Pegg, 68, who was found dead in his home on June 13, while the story is building about the motives behind Pegg's death.
Clark Fredericks of West End Drive, Newton, and Robert Reynolds, of Mount Bethel Road in Hackettstown, both 47, are currently lodged in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility in Newton for Pegg's murder.
Allegations are swirling around about Pegg's sexual of abuse of Fredericks in his childhood, which is said to be a motive behind the killing.
Carol Fredericks of Stillwater, sister-in-law of Clark Fredericks, said she could not comment on the details of the case, and referred The Alternative Press to her brother-in-law's attorney, Dan Perez of Newton.
Perez did not respond to a request for comment.
Trooper Christopher Kay of the New Jersey State Police Public Information Office confirmed that Fredericks has been charged with Homicide, and Reynolds complicity to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and evidence tampering.
Bail was set for both at $350,000, with no 10 percent option, and Fredericks and Reynolds were committed by default.
Kay said the New Jersey State Police received a call on June 13 at 12:03pm, requesting for a well-check on Pegg at his Millbrook Road residence.
"Troopers arrived and found the deceased with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds," said Kay.
Subsequent investigation brought forward the suspects, Kay said.
"It's a cooperative investigation between the State Police, and the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office," Kay said.
The Sussex County Prosecutor's Office did not respond to a request for comment.
Pegg was a 1962 graduate of Newton High School, and worked as a corrections officer with the Sussex County Sheriff's Office.
While Pegg worked as a visitor's assistant at Stokes State Forest, kidnapping, impersonation of a public servant, and terroristic charges were filed against Pegg in 1998 in Andover Township, and later dropped.
Among his activities, Pegg was involved with the Historical Society of Stillwater. Fellow members were too distraught to speak, and declined to comment. The group cancelled their strawberry festival due to Pegg's death, originally scheduled for June 17.
St.Joseph Church in Newton will be the site of the 11am service on Friday, yet, representatives from the parish would not confirm if Pegg was a member, or regularly attends there, and said they could not further comment.
The Alternative Press will continue to report on developments surrounding this story.
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