Steven Young Jr.

Steven Young Jr., 26, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody after he ran from police and attempted to ditch a handgun on May 16, 2018.  

ATLANTIC CITY — A wanted man was arrested Wednesday after running from officers and ditching a handgun, police said.

At 2:18 p.m., Officers Valmir Loga and Jeffrey Hannon saw a wanted man, Steven Young Jr., 26, of Pleasantville, at South Carolina and Baltic Avenues.  

Police said as Loga and Hannon exited their patrol vehicle, Young began walking away and did not follow the officers' orders to stop. He then ran from police and removed a handgun from his waistband, throwing it on the ground.

Loga retrieved the handgun, while Hannon continued to chase Young who attempted hid between two cars in a parking lot, the police statement said. 

Young was taken into custody and charged with obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, tampering with evidence, and two contempt of court warrants.

Young was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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