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Wayne Man Arrested After Threatening Woman with Handgun


Police in Wayne announced that on August 11, a woman reported to Wayne Police Officers that she was involved in an incident in which a man she knew brandished a handgun and that she was in fear of him. 

The woman had taken a photo of the male holding the handgun and showed it to officers. 

According to police, the male suspect Alphonso C. Jackson, 27, of Wayne, was known to Wayne Police from serious criminal incidents in the past and he was known to be barred from possessing weapons. 

Wayne Police Officers obtained a warrant for Mr. Jackson’s arrest.

After an attempt to locate Mr. Jackson was unsuccessful, family members reached him and he responded to Wayne Police Headquarters and was taken into custody. 

Police said that officers sought to search for the handgun in the vehicle in which Mr. Jackson arrived. However, no key could be located among Mr. Jackson’s personal property. 

A search of Mr. Jackson’s cell revealed a key ring, but no key. It became evident that Mr. Jackson was concealing the key somewhere on his body. 

According to police, Officer James Monaghan and Sergeant James Voight advised Mr. Jackson that a strip search would be conducted to locate the key. 

Mr. Jackson admitted that he was concealing the key within part of his body, and he produced it and turned it over to officers. 

Officer Monaghan then conducted a search of the vehicle and located a 9-millimeter Glock 19 handgun with a loaded high-capacity magazine.

Police said that Mr. Jackson was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Weapon, Being a Certain Person Not to Possess Weapons and Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Magazine. 

Mr. Jackson was placed in Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing.

The charges against Mr. Jackson are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.