WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Camden County man wearing a court-ordered monitoring bracelet was arrested Monday after police say he drew a loaded revolver during a chase.
Crack cocaine, marijuana and a fully loaded revolver were confiscated after the 4 p.m. Monday incident near the Villanova Court home at the Manor Hall Development, township police said in a statement.
Terrell Aycox was charged with possession of handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property, possession of a firearm while committing a drug offense, and resisting arrest, according to a statement by police.
Police said Aycox was wearing the court-ordered monitoring bracelet as a condition of New Jersey bail reform from a prior arrest.
Patrolman Austin Schmidt was among officers called to the area of Villanova Court for the report of an armed subject, according to a statement issued by township police.
Responding officers located Aycox walking from Villanova Court toward the Manor Hall Development, police said.
When officers approached Aycox, he ran away; Schmidt pursued the subject down an alley behind Melwood Court, police said.
As Schmidt was chasing Aycox, police said the officer witnessed him reaching for his waistband. Schmidt was "within arms reach when he realized the man was holding a handgun," authorities said in the statement.
The police statement also reported that "Schmidt took the subject to the ground and was able to disarm him."
Aycox was lodged into the Camden County jail in Camden pending a court hearing.
The police statement credited Schmidt "for ending a potentially volatile situation quickly and safely."