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Police Nab Man, Juvenile on Assault, Weapons Charges

Police Nab Man, Juvenile on Assault, Weapons Charges

By Herald Staff

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WILDWOOD – Police arrested a Court House man and a juvenile on weapons and assault charges in the aftermath of responding to a 911 call about a disturbance involving multiple people in the 3300 block of the boardwalk on Tuesday, May 21.

According to a press release from the department, officers, upon arrival after getting the call, were told that a male was seen swinging a knife at store employees before fleeing the scene on foot. Witnesses said a second male pointed a firearm at the store employees as they attempted to close the roll-up door to their store. The second suspect also fled on foot.

Officers set up a multiblock perimeter, canvassed the area and found an unloaded, green pellet gun. During the search, the man accused of brandishing the knife, identified as Nicholas Gibson, 23, of Court House, was spotted inside a vehicle parked in the vicinity.

Gibson, who the release said had a box-cutter knife clipped to his waistband, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal attempt/aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

The next day, Wednesday, May 22, at 12:30 p.m., two class II police officers spotted the second suspect walking in the area of Montgomery and New Jersey avenues. That suspect, a juvenile male, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, third-degree resisting by flight, fourth-degree aggravated assault and fourth-degree obstruction.

Gibson was released on a summons complaint. The juvenile was lodged in a juvenile intake facility.

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