MAYS LANDING — Dr. James Kauffman, who was indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury last week on three weapons charges and one obstruction charge, will be arraigned Sept. 21, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Monday.
The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in front of Judge Bernard E. DeLury.
The grand jury indicted Kauffman on two second-degree charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, one of unlawful possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and one fourth-degree charge of obstructing the administration of law or government function.
The charges stem from June 13 search warrants executed by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, with FBI agents and local police agencies. Officers went to Kauffman’s medical office in Egg Harbor Township and his home addresses in Linwood, Philadelphia and Arizona.
As they attempted to execute the warrant at the medical office, the 68-year-old endocrinologist drew a Ruger 9mm handgun and pointed it toward his chest while police negotiated with him, authorities said.
Kauffman surrendered after 45 minutes and was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-point bullets and obstruction of the administration of law.
Kauffman was married to radio host and veterans advocate April Kauffman when she was discovered shot to death in the couple’s Woodstock Drive home in Linwood in May 2012.
The doctor has not been named as a suspect in the case, and authorities have said the June 13 warrants were unrelated to their ongoing investigation into the homicide.