On Saturday August 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm Middle Township Police received a 911 call from the Court House Hotel. The caller reported that a tenant, Robert Gaunt, was wielding a knife. Upon arrival of investigating Officers it was found that Robert Gaunt had entered the room of Dane Shaw and assaulted him. Dane Shaw received wounds to his face. He was treated by Court House Rescue at the scene, and then transported to Cape Regional Medical Center. Robert Gaunt fled the scene with the weapon as Officers arrived. The Cape May County Sheriff’s Department k-9 unit assisted with the investigation.
Robert Gaunt has been charged with Burglary, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. An arrest warrant has been issued for Robert Gaunt. Anyone with information on Robert Gaunt’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Middle Township police (609)465-8700 or Cape May County Crime Stoppers (609) 465-2800
Victim: Dane Shaw 53 Cape May Court House
Accused: Robert Gaunt 25 Cape May Court House