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Man jailed after brandishing a BB gun during dispute over payment in Sussex County

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly brandished a BB gun during a dispute over payment in Andover Township.

David A. G. Martin, 31, of Peekskill was charged with third-degree terroristic threats, third-degree unlawful possession of weapons, second-degree possession of weapons for unlawful purposes, and fourth-degree aggravated assault.

On Feb. 3, at 2:56 p.m., police responded to a local landscaping business off of Limecrest Road for a report of a man who had brandished a gun, police said.

Martin had reportedly left the scene in a red Ford F150 in the direction of Newton-Sparta Road and within minutes the vehicle was seen traveling on Newton-Sparta Road towards Newton, police said.

Andover Township officers stopped the vehicle on Lawrence Road where Martin was detained following further investigation into the incident, police said.

Police recovered a PSM45 BB handgun which was determined to have been displayed during a verbal dispute over payment between Martin and the landscaping business owner, police said.

Martin was charged and then lodged in the Morris County Jail pending a court appearance, police said.

Newton Police Department assisted at the scene.

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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