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70-Year-Old Newark Man Allegedly Threatens Neighbor with Shotgun

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Police in Newark has announced the arrest of Mr. Lester Martin, 70, a resident of Newark's West Ward for possessing a shotgun today (Saturday).

According to police, at approximately 12:32 p.m., police responded to the report of a man armed with a shotgun on the porch of a residence on Underwood Street.

Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said the suspect allegedly threatened a neighbor and was still on the porch when police units arrived.

Police took Mr. Martin into custody without incident then confiscated his weapon.

Authorities charged Mr. Martin with aggravated assault, possession of a shotgun, and possession of the gun for unlawful purposes.

The charges filed against Mr. Martin are mere allegations. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose is urging anyone with information about this incident to please call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).