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Morris County man arrested for threatening, pointing handgun at two people

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – A Morris County man is behind bars after he allegedly threatened and pointed a handgun at two people, acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll announced Sunday.

The initial investigation began after a report that Steven Retana, 21, of Wharton allegedly threatened and pointed a handgun at an individual in Dover on or about May 10, Carroll said.

Authorities were again investigating Retana for a similar incident that occurred on the evening of May 21 in Rockaway Township. In this incident, he was again suspected of making threats and pointing a handgun at another person, Carroll said.

Retana was arrested on Saturday, May 22 at a residence on Lindsley Drive in Morris Township. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a handgun, Carroll said.

Retana was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, two counts of aggravated assault (for allegedly pointing a firearm), and two counts of terroristic threats, along with additional counts of certain persons not to possess firearms, Carroll said.

Retana was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, Carroll said.

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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