Murder of Myla Oaks by Robert ‘Chad’ Bridges detailed on Fear Thy Neighbor

Myla Oaks and Robert Bridges photo
Myla Oaks was murdered by her neighbor, Robert “Chad” Bridges, in front of her 12-year-old son during an argument near her New Jersey home. Pic credit: Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook

The murder of Myla Oaks by her neighbor, Robert “Chad” Bridges, is featured in the latest episode of Fear Thy Neighbor on Investigation Discovery.

Myla lived in Cleveland County, New Jersey with her husband, Jeff Oaks, who had an ongoing property dispute with Bridges.

On the morning of January 27, 2016, Jeff drove his 12-year-old son to the end of the gravel road on Mann Court and waited for his school bus to arrive.

Just a short time later, Bridges got into his vehicle and attempted to drive to work, but when he got to the end of the road, Jeff decided to block with his vehicle. That’s when Bridges rammed him.

Jeff called his wife, who was still at their residence, and informed her about what happened. Myla called 911 before heading to the scene.

Myla, Jeff, and Bridges got into a verbal altercation. Between five and fifteen minutes later, Bridges took a gun and opened fire, striking Myla once in the head and hitting Jeff twice in the head.

The couple’s son was in the back of their vehicle at the time of the shooting. When his school bus arrived, he ran and got on the bus.

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Emergency medical services responded to the scene and transported the victims to an area hospital, where Myla was pronounced dead. Jeff survived the shooting, but he is now unable to walk and speak. He also has difficulties putting on his clothing.

Bridges was arrested later that day. Officers found him walking down a dirt road, drinking a coke. He was charged with first-degree murder, along with several other criminal offenses.

He was found guilty of murdering his neighbor and critically injuring her husband and was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

Fear Thy Neighbor — Rural Madness, airs at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

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Mary
Mary
3 years ago

The show makes myla and her husband appear to be loud mouth, dangerous ,disrespectful horrible people.can’t even feel bad for them

Ken O'Neill
Ken O'Neill
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary

What is wrong with you? Are you trying to justify this cold blooded murder/execution by this lying sack of s**t?
I just watched the show too, his behaviour was reprehensible all along and I was hoping Geoff would kill him in self defence.

Mary
Mary
3 years ago

Omg i can’t even finish watching it,she was a horrible,horrible human being.

Ken O'Neill
Ken O'Neill
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary

What is wrong with you? Are you trying to justify this cold blooded murder/execution by this lying sack of s**t?
I just watched the show too, his behaviour was reprehensible all along and I was hoping Geoff would kill him in self defence.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

What am I missing here? The new story says this was in New Jersey yet fear the neighbour says it’s in North Carolina. Which is it rednecks killing rednecks or a battle at the Jersey shore?

Alyssa
Alyssa
8 months ago

The husband was a coward. Who would tell their wife to come TO a volatile situation like that. The only victims in the situation were those children. Aggression usually leads to bad things! That woman definitely didn’t deserve to die, but she was just as responsible.

Alyssa
Alyssa
8 months ago

Why did that fool not let him pass? Smh

Babygirl23
Babygirl23
4 months ago

She should have never drove down the road like that, I bet if she had been giving money for the gravel and seen the price of that and how much it would take for that long road she might had respected the road. This would have never happened. Both parties were wrong but it’s how they approach one another, asking nicely first rather than being disrespectful

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