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.