Charges Stem from 2014 Red Bank Robbery Shooting

FREEHOLD – An Eatontown man is facing charges in connection with a 2014 shooting and robbery in Red Bank, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Inow C. Rainey, 26, of Eatontown, is facing two counts of first degree Attempted Murder, one count each of first degree Armed Robbery, first degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, second degree Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Certain Persons not to Possess Weapons for a Nov. 6, 2014 shooting on West Sunset Avenue in Red Bank.

Red Bank police responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:07 p.m. reporting a shooting in the area of 23 West Sunset Avenue in the city. Police arrived on scene to find a 29-year-old male and a 23-year-old female with gunshot wounds. The male was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, with life-threatening injuries. The medical team at the trauma center ultimately saved the man’s life, but he suffers partial paralysis as a result of the wounds. The female was taken to Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank and then to Jersey Shore University Medical Center with a serious gunshot wound and survived.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Red Bank Police Department has remained active and ongoing over the past two years culminating with the charges against Rainey. Investigators determined Rainey and another male approached the victims as they were seated in a vehicle on West Sunset Avenue. Rainey and his accomplice demanded money before the victims were shot and they fled the scene.

The latest charges come with a $600,000 cash only bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. At the time charges were filed against Rainey he was being held in the county jail on $575,000 bail on charges of Armed Robbery and other charges connected to the November 2014 incident in Shrewsbury. He is now being held on a total of $1.175 million bail.


If convicted of Attempted Murder, Rainey faces a sentence of up to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison, subject to the provisions of the “No Early Release Act” (NERA) requiring him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole. He would also be under parole supervision for five years following his release from state prison.

If convicted of Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Rainey faces a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison, subject to the provisions of the “Graves Act” requiring him to serve a minimum term of between one-third and one-half of the prison sentence imposed by the court or 42 months, whichever is greater.

If convicted of other second degree offenses, Rainey faces five to ten years in state prison, subject to the provisions of the “Graves Act,” on each count.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher J. Decker, director of the Office’s Major Crimes Bureau.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

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