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WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — A Mays Landing man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman and a man in separate incidents Saturday.

Dyrelle T. Taylor, 26, of the 6800 block of Harding Highway, was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses, according to a post on the township police’s Facebook page. He was taken to the Camden County jail to await a court hearing.

About 8 p.m., township police were sent to Red Fox Trail for a report of a man with a handgun, according to the post. A woman there told police that after parking in front of her home and getting out of her car, she heard a noise and saw a black man pointing a handgun at her.

She screamed and the man ran toward South Cedar Brooke Road, police said. Even with police dogs called to the street, authorities were unable to find the man.

About two hours later, police received another report of a black man with a gun on East Central Avenue, according to the post. The man was walking in the center of the road and appeared to be intoxicated. As a man drove down the avenue, approaching the man in the road, the suspect turned and pointed a gun at the driver.

The man, who fit the same description as the man in the first incident, ran into an adjacent field and then into a wooded area, police said. Police set up a perimeter and initiated another dog tracking effort.

Taylor was arrested just after midnight.

Camden County field communications and dispatchers, the State Police Aviation Unit, Voorhees Township, Hammonton, Monroe Township and Gloucester Township police departments, and Winslow firefighters and Emergency Medical Services assisted.

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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