Eric D. Thomas, 26, was indicted for murder in the first
degree and third degree endangering an injured victim for the death of Lemuel
Reyes Jr., 29, Bernardi said.
The two men allegedly engaged in a fight that began at the intersection of Mill and Pine streets in Mount Holly just after midnight on Dec. 15, 2012. Bernardi said that fight spilled into the Rancocas Creek, where Thomas allegedly held Reyes under water, causing his death.
An autopsy later revealed the cause of death to be drowning, Bernardi said.
Thomas remains in Burlington County Jail on $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option.