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Egg Harbor Township Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offense

Mays Landing

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on Thursday, January 25, 2024, Shron Stotts, 32, from Egg Harbor Township, pleaded guilty to the second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm without a permit.AdOfficials stated this was in exchange for a recommended sentence of five years in New Jersey State Prison, with a forty-two-month period of parole ineligibility.

According to officials, on April 10, 2023, Egg Harbor Township police officers responded to a domestic violence call.

The victim stated that Stotts pointed a handgun in her direction while she was sitting inside her vehicle, officials said.

Authorities say the victim provided law enforcement with a description of the firearm, namely that the weapon was a gray semi-automatic handgun equipped with a purple laser sight.

By the time law enforcement arrived, Stotts had already fled the area.AdOfficials said police located an article of clothing near the scene, which matched Stott’s description.

Inside the clothing, police located a gray 9mm semi-automatic ghost handgun with a purple laser sight containing nine rounds of ammunition, including four hollow point rounds, officials say.

Stotts does not possess a valid permit to carry any handgun in the State of New Jersey, according to officials.

Stotts was released prior to his sentencing by the Honorable Dorothy Incarvito-Garrabrant, J.S.C., over the State’s objection, officials say.

Sentencing for the matter will be on April 4, 2024, before Judge Incarvito-Garrabrant.