Jermaine Reynolds

Atlantic City police arrested a wanted man and recovered a stolen gun from him early this morning.

Officers Anthony Abrams and Brian Hambrecht were in uniform working an off-duty detail at the Carver Hall apartments when they recognized Jermaine Reynolds, 24, walking in the 300 block of Kentucky Avenue with another man, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. Reynolds had a warrant from the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office on drug and gun charges.

Hambrecht ordered the men to stop and they immediately ran, according to the report. The officer saw both men reach into their waistbands before the two ran in different directions.

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He pursued Reynolds, since he was wanted, and saw a silver handgun in the suspect’s right hand, McMenamin said. As Reynolds tried to jump a fence, he fell to the ground, throwing the handgun.

Reynolds then surrendered to K-9 Officer Michelle Clark and her partner. Abrams found a handgun in a residential yard where Reynolds had been running.

The second man was not caught, but has been identified and charges are pending, said McMenamin, who has not yet released his name.

Detective Ray Wagner responded and collected the weapon. Reynolds was also found to be in possession of a plastic bag containing marijuana, McMenamin said. Officers Michael Garofolo and John Pyles assisted in the arrest.

Reynolds is charged with contempt, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, eluding, possession of armor-penetrating bullets, obstruction and receiving stolen property. He's additionally charged with escaping house arrest by cutting off his electronic-detection ankle bracelet.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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