New Jersey man sentenced for attempted homicide of Whitemarsh Township police officer

Reynaldo Figueroa-Ardon, 26 of Vineland, NJ, was sentenced to 27 to 54 years earlier this month after being convicted in August 2022 of attempted homicide of Whitemarsh Township Police Officer Corporal Matt Stadulis and related charges.

In March 2021, Figueroa-Ardon pointed a gun at the head of Corporal Stadulis and pulled the trigger, however, the gun did not have a bullet in the chamber (but bullets were in the magazine). The officer was responding to a report of a suspicious person in a neighborhood in the township.

Whitemarsh Township’s Chief of Police Christopher Ward shared the following:

I would like to commend Cpl. Matt Stadulis for his bravery and professionalism in handling this situation.  I want to praise County Detective Anthony Caso and Det. Sgt. James Cotter for the thorough and professional investigation of this case.  I also want to recognize ADA Allison Ruth for her preparation and prosecution of this case.  I would like to thank District Attorney Kevin Steele, Chief County Detective Mark Bernsteil, my fellow Chiefs, the area K9 officers, the members of my department, our township staff, and our community for their unwavering support of Cpl. Stadulis and our agency.

Finally, we thank Judge Thomas Del Ricci for his handling of this case in Common Pleas Court

Photo: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office