Media Release - Unlawful Possession of Handgun

Incident Type: Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

Date and Time of Incident: 06/22/2014 @ 11:34 pm

Victim Gender / City / Age Only:

Accused name only when charged and arrested / City / Age: Anthony Lewis / Pleasantville / 23

Incident Location by hundred block, no exact address: Federal Ct.

Arresting / Investigating Officer: K-9 Ofc. Kevin Welsh

Misc. / Other Related Information:

On 06-22-2014, Galloway Twp. police responded to a possible assault in progress call in front of building 6 on Federal Ct. Officers arrived and located several male subjects who were highly intoxicated and arguing. K-9 Ofc. Kevin Welsh observed a handgun on one of the subjects, later identified as Anthony Lewis of Pleasantville. A brief struggle ensued between Lewis and K-9 Ofc. Welsh however Lewis was safely taken into custody and the gun secured. No other subjects were injured. Lewis was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail Facility on charges of Unlawful possession of a loaded Hi-Point .380 semi-automatic, possession of hollow-point bullets and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. His bail was set at $100,000.00 full.


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