Linden Man Arrested On Gun Charges

(Photo courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

LINDEN — Police arrested a 25-year-old city man Saturday who allegedly pointed a gun at a group of people in Roselle and fled into Linden.

Marquis Davalle Tucker was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, certain persons not to possess weapons, resisting arrest by flight, and trespassing on railroad property. Bail was set at $100,500.

Linden police responded to a call at 6:55 p.m. on June 22 and Officer Rick Bachmann spotted Tucker at the corner of Chandler and Essex avenues. While he called for backup, Tucker ran towards nearby railroad tracks. Bachmann saw Tucker holding a gun as he climbed a hill onto the tracks, according to police.

Police set up a perimeter on the 700 block of Carnegie Street and found Tucker hiding in a backyard, but he did not have a weapon in his possession, authorities said. They also located a .380 black automatic weapon laying in the grass behind a house on the block. It was not loaded.

The charges against Tucker are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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