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.