• Michelle Dawn Mooney

Man arrested with handgun in Atlantic City

A man on probation for a drug charge was arrested Sunday after he allegedly harassed an acquaintance with a handgun. Officers Keith Ferguson, Rick Lasco and Gary Holmes responded to the 800 block of Lexington Avenue for the report of a man on the porch with a handgun, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Two women inside the residence refused to allow the man in. Officers found Effay Johnson, 24, on the rear porch, according to the report. They found a loaded handgun in his jacket pocket, Fair said. Johnson was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and domestic violence harassment. He sentenced to three years’ probation for third-degree possession of oxycodone last year, court records show. Johnson was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Bail information was not immediately available.

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