Police in Newark announced the arrest of Mr. Matthew L Beckley, 25, of Irvington, for possession of two loaded handguns and CDS last night.
Police say at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers observed a man with a gun in the area of Market Street and University Avenue.
According to police, the man sprinted from the scene upon becoming aware of police presence and disregarding officers’ orders to stop.
Police say the suspect fell while running through a parking lot on Market Street then resisted officers while on the ground following the fall.
Police arrested Beckley and was found him in possession of two loaded semi-automatic handguns, 83 glassine envelopes of heroin, 11 grams of crack cocaine, 3 grams of powdered cocaine, 21 Oxycodone pills, 7 OxyContin pills, 21 Xanax pills and over one pound of marijuana.
Police say Beckley was also in possession of $157.92 of suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.
One of the handguns, a loaded .32 caliber Jimenez Arms JA32, was reported stolen out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina police said.
Police Harry’s Beckley with two counts each of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
Beckley is also facing charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, Possession of CDS, Distribution of CDS, Distribution of CDS near a Park or Playground, and Distribution of CDS Within 1,000-ft. of a School police said.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.