Newark NJ police officers recently arrested a local man accused of carrying a handgun while walking on a city street.
The suspect, a 20-year-old resident of Newark, NJ, was arrested a short time just after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to authorities, two Newark NJ cops were on patrol near the intersection of South 6th Street and Springfield Avenue in Newark NJ when they saw the suspect acting suspiciously and holding a firearm.
The Newark police officers started to approach the suspect, which reportedly prompted the suspect to make a run for it. The suspect did not get very far, with the cops quickly catching up to him and placing him under arrest.
While searching the suspect, Newark NJ police officers allegedly discovered a .380-caliber handgun.
The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. If the suspect is ultimately convicted of resisting arrest, he would face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2, a person who resists arrests by fleeing from an arresting officer can be charged with a fourth degree felony.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Arrested for Weapons Possession.”