Piscataway Man Arrested for Posing for Picture with Assault Rifle on Social Media

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Michael McLaughlin of the Piscataway Police Department said that a man from Piscataway has been charged with possession of an assault weapon and a large capacity ammunition magazine, and the destruction of evidence.

Authorities say Mr. ​Darryl Maddox, 32, of Piscataway was arrested and charged today with one count of possession of an assault firearm in the second degree, one count of possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine in the fourth degree, and one count of destruction of evidence in the fourth degree.

An investigation began when the Piscataway Police Department was notified on April 30, at approximately 3:10 pm that a Snapchat video was posted of a male with an assault type weapon which was re-posted by others through social media.

The investigation determined that Maddox was in possession of an assault firearm and a large capacity ammunition magazine, which he discarded.

​The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Daniel Nee of the Piscataway Police Department at (732) 562-2362, or Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3330.