Galloway man faces illegal gun selling charges

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A township man was arrested on illegal gun selling charges earlier this month following a five-month-long, gun trafficking investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Galloway Police Department./ACPO A township man was arrested on illegal gun selling charges earlier this month following a five-month-long, gun trafficking investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Galloway Police Department./ACPO GALLOWAY _ A township man was arrested on illegal gun selling charges earlier this month following a five-month-long, gun trafficking investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Galloway Police Department.

Jared M. Horton, 26, of the 100 block of East Boundary Avenue was arrested April 15, according to acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

Police charged Horton with illegal possession of a shotgun and selling a firearm without being licensed or registered to do so.

Horton was jailed in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing on $100,000 cash bail set by Municipal Court Judge Howard E. Freed.

The charge of illegal possession of a shotgun is a third-degree degree crime and carries a 3- to 5-year prison sentence.

Selling a firearm without being licensed to do so is a fourth-degree crime, punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 18 months.

 


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