By Matthew Turner
Washington Township – The Washington Township Police Department says it was dispatched to the Walmart parking lot today at 12:49 p.m. for the report of a man being threatened at gunpoint.
Police said the altercation arose over a parking lot dispute.
“The victim provided dispatch a license plate number and the direction of flight of the accused,” Police said. “Officers converged to the area, located and stopped the vehicle, found a loaded (defaced serial number) Walther handgun and arrested two accused individuals.”
Police said the two suspects fled the parking lot area and the victim attempted to pursue them but was then threatened a second time with the firearm.
Police said they located the suspect’s vehicle and arrested both persons without incident. A loaded firearm was found nearby and confiscated, according to police.
Joseph Morison I, 26, of Sicklerville, I was arrested and charged for weapons offenses, aggravated assault and terroristic threats and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.
Taylor Fauntleroy, 21, of Sicklerville, conspiracy to possess a weapon, obstructing and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.
Any witnesses are asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 589-0330. The investigation by Detectives Tommy Myers, Mike Longfellow, Ryan Kelly and Matt Franchi is ongoing.
The Monroe Township Police Department and Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office provided mutual assistance in the incident, police said.
Editor’s Note: All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. A charge is not a conviction. Charges can be amended or dismissed.