|Suspect with 2 Guns & Drugs Arrested and Arraigned|
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Deputies Alex Kaplan and Kyle Pesce were on routine patrol on
As the suspect vehicle turned onto
The driver, later identified as Amir Mason, age 30, of
After a brief chase, Deputy Kaplan cornered Mason in an alley and struggled with Mason as he tried to scale an 8-foot high brick wall. When Kaplan pulled Mason to the ground the officer observed a 9mm, Atak Model 917T semi-automatic handgun in the suspect’s rear waistband. The semi-automatic was fully loaded.
On the ground, Mason continued to fight with both sheriff’s officers before being subdued and handcuffed. A subsequent search of Mason revealed a second handgun, a fully loaded, 9mm Atak revolver in the suspect’s front waistband.
The sheriff’s officers also recovered the plastic bag which the suspect had tossed. It contained ten smaller bags of marijuana.
Mason was charged with two counts each of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and the unlawful possession of a weapon. Charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of
At today’s arraignment in criminal Central Judicial Processing court, Judge Roslyn Holmes – Grant ordered Mason held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 cash bond only.