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Atlantic County Man Admits to Possession of Illegal Weapon



“By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on Tuesday, June 6, Rasul Palmer, 31, of Pleasantville, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms, in exchange for a five-year term in New Jersey State Prison, with a five-year period of parole ineligibility.

According to Pleasantville Police, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, officers were requested to assist with the service of a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) on Palmer.

Police say the subject of the restraining order described the weapon at the TRO hearing as a black gun, which would be at Palmer’s residence or in his automobile. Patrol arrived at 225 West Leeds Avenue and waited for parole officers to arrive.


According to the Police, prior to arriving on the scene, parole officers already had Palmer in custody for his parole violation.

Police say the TRO was served upon Palmer, who was advised and complied with orders without incident.

During a search of the residence, a handgun was located.

According to authorities, the handgun was identified as a 9mm Ruger Model P98 semi-automatic pistol.

Based on prior convictions for robbery and burglary, he was charged with Certain Persons Not to Possess Firearms. Sentencing will be on July 18.