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Cops: Gun Shown During Toms River Dispute

James Adams (Photo: TRPD)
James Adams (Photo: TRPD)

Police say a dispute between two acquaintances led to one of the suspected men pulling a gun.

Toms River police say the incident took place Jan. 19 at about 11:20 p.m. near the corner of Route 9 and Indian Head Road. It was determined, police say, that an argument developed in which James Adams, 28 of Toms River, allegedly threatened the other individual with a silver handgun.

Prior to fleeing the area, he is suspected of puncturing the other driver’s tires with an unknown object, according to a statement from police. Complaints have been signed against Adams for aggravated assault with a firearm, terroristic threats, and criminal mischief.


Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Adams, who is described as being 5’9” and weighing 175 pounds. He is pictured with this article.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Louis Santora at 732-349-0150 extension 1276 or by email at Lsantora@trpolice.org .