Toms River police have arrested a Lakehurst man on weapons and assault charges stemming from an argument in which he allegedly pointed a handgun at another person.
The scene played out Wednesday at the Main Street Apartments at about 12 noon, police spokeswoman Jillian Messina said, after officers were called to the scene. The victim told police that the suspect, identified as Jaylin Evans, 20 of Lakehurst, pointed a handgun at her during an argument. She said he then struck her in the head and pushed her into the walls of the residence, blocking her path and not allowing her to leave, stating numerous times that he would kill her, according to Messina.
Before fleeing the residence, he damaged the victim’s cellular phone and television, Messina added.
Officers located Evans in a neighboring apartment and he was placed under arrest. A consent to search the apartment was signed by the tenant and revealed a backpack owned by the suspect, according to police. Inside the backpack was a loaded 9mm handgun which had an extended magazine – plus an additional magazine containing 4 rounds, said Messina.
Evans was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a weapon, false imprisonment, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, simple assault, and possession of a large capacity magazine.
He is lodged on Ocean County Jail.