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Seven Suspects Charged with Weapons Possession in Newark

By rlsmetro on
Newark

Police officials in Newark are reporting that officers recovered nine illegal firearms and arrested seven individuals for unlawful possession of a weapon since Friday, April 29.

Police said on Monday, May 2, police arrested Darrell Hodges, 27, and James Hailey, 41, both of Newark, in separate incidents.

Police received a Crime Stoppers tip about a man with a firearm in the area of Bergen and West Runyon streets.

Based on the description provided, police located Hodges, who was found in possession of a .9MM defaced and loaded handgun.

According to Newark Police, Hodges faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon (defaced), and certain persons forbidden from weapon possession.

Arrest

Hailey was arrested at Aldine Street near St. James Place after police observed him with a handgun, which was loaded.

He faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon (large-capacity magazine), and certain persons forbidden from weapon possession.

Quashon Sullivan, 27, of Newark, and Divine Zion, 48, of Elizabeth, were arrested on Sunday, May 1, in separate incidents. Sullivan was observed with a handgun in the area of 16th Avenue and South 6th Street.

The handgun was found to be loaded. He is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons prohibited from weapon possession.

Divine was arrested after police received a Crime Stoppers tip about a man armed with a handgun in the 200 block of Chadwick Avenue.

Upon becoming aware of police presence, Divine dropped a bag containing a loaded .9MM handgun and ran.

Police said he was quickly apprehended and faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and obstruction of the administration of the law.

Arrests

According to police, on Friday, April 30, Zaheer Collier, 24, and Taheerah Ross-Mayers, 40, both of Newark, and Patrick Woodyard, 25, of Matawan, were arrested in separate incidents.

During a motor vehicle stop, police observed a .9MM ghost gun inside a vehicle driven by Collier in the area of Voorhees and Fabyan streets.

Collier was also found in possession of 80 glassine envelopes of suspected CDS heroin and $1,021.00 in suspected proceeds from narcotics sales.

He faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon (large-capacity magazine), possession of a firearm for an illegal purpose, and possession of CDS.

Ross-Mayers was arrested after police responded to a domestic violence incident in the area of Kent and Brenner streets. It was reported to police that Ross-Mayers had a gun.

She was found in possession of a handgun that was reported stolen from Wake County, North Carolina, in February 2020.

Ross-Mayers is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, firearm possession for an illegal purpose, simple assault, terroristic threats, and receiving stolen property.

Woodyard was arrested during a motor vehicle stop in the 500 block of South 18th Street. Police observed him with a handgun that was loaded. He is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon (large capacity and hollow-point ammunition).

Two additional handguns were recovered by our law enforcement partners yesterday at St. James Place.

One of the recovered weapons was a ghost gun.