NarrativeJersey City police charged David King with, among other things, Possession of Defaced Firearm, according to nj.com.
The 35-year-old Bayonne man allegedly went into a woman's home on May 19, 2013, as reported on the news site.
Stating, “You better have my bread,” he indicated he had an alleged weapon in his waistband, according to the media report.
While fleeing the scene, the news indicates he pointed an alleged 9mm loaded handgun at a police officer.
Possession of Defaced Firearm, N.J.S.A. 2c:39-3dNew Jersey law prohibits the possession of a defaced firearm. Providing the elements of this offense, the NJ Code of Criminal Justice states in pertinent part:
- Defaced Firearms
- Any person who
- has in his possession
- any firearm which has been defaced,
- except an antique firearm or an antique handgun,
- is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
- Fines: Up to $10,000.00
- State Prison: Up to 18 months
- Victims of Crime Compensation Assessment (VCCA): $50.00 (or $100)
- Safe Neighborhood Services Fund Assessment: $75
- Law Enforcement Officer Training & Equipment Fund: $30
- Probation: 1 to 5 years, conditioned on county jail up to 364 days
- Suspended Sentence: Up to 5 years
- Additional Penalties:
- Community service
- Court Costs