Suspect flees Atlantic City Police with Loaded Handgun

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – On February 9, 2021, a man with an active warrant was arrested after fleeing from officers in possession of a handgun.

At 10:24 am, Detectives Alberto Valles, Darrin Lorady, Ermindo Marsini and Nicholas Berardis of the Special Investigations Section observed Okese Smith in the 1200 block of Caspian Avenue. The detectives were aware that Smith had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.

The detectives attempted to arrest Smith when he fled on foot. The detectives were able to apprehend Smith when he slipped running through a construction site. While running, a loaded handgun Smith had in his waistband slipped down into his pant leg.

ARRESTED: Okese Smith, 25, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and contempt of court.

Smith was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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