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Man arrested after alleged domestic incident, pursuit in Warren County

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A man was arrested after a domestic incident and pursuit in Warren County, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Monday, Nov. 6, police responded to a residence located in the Stewartsville section of Lopatcong Township for a domestic incident, authorities said.

An investigation revealed that Khamtoune Singto, 47, of Stewartsville had allegedly pointed a loaded .22 Cal Mossberg 715T Long Rifle at the victim, threatening to shoot and kill the victim, the prosecutor’s office said.

The victim was able to flee the residence to safety and contacted 911, authorities said.

Upon Officers’ arrival at the residence, Singto, without legal authority took the victim’s vehicle, drove around officers’ patrol units, through the lawn and onto the main road, the prosecutor’s office said.

Lopatcong police initiated a vehicle pursuit with lights and sirens activated. Officers pursued Singto onto Route 519 northbound where he reached a speed over 100 mph. At that time, and for safety reasons, the pursuit was terminated, authorities said.

Officers located the rifle at the residence and the weapons magazine contained seventeen .22 caliber hallow nose bullets, with a capacity to hold thirty rounds of ammunition, the prosecutor’s office said.

Further investigation revealed that Singto is subject to a court order prohibiting him from owning and possessing any weapons, including firearms, authorities said.

Later that evening, Singto returned to his residence where officers confronted him and were successful in peacefully negotiating with him to come out of the residence unarmed and into police custody, the prosecutor’s office said.

A search incident to arrest revealed Singto possessed a small glassine bag with a white crystallized powder suspected to be methamphetamine, authorities said.

Singto was charged with second-degree eluding officer, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree possession of prohibited weapons and devices, third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, third-degree certain person not to have weapons or ammunition, fourth-degree aggravated assault, third-degree terroristic threats, fourth-degree possession of prohibited weapons and devices, fourth-degree unlawful taking of means of conveyance, and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Singto remains lodged in the Warren County Jail pending his first court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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