Franklin Township police recently arrested two men accused of illegally possessing firearms in a local Wal-Mart.
According to law enforcement, the two suspects were “broadcasting themselves handling various weapons.” Franklin NJ police became aware of the alleged illegal activity and dispatched officers to the Wal-Mart store located on Route 23 in Franklin, New Jersey.
Once police officers arrived at the Wal-Mart, they located and detained the suspects. A subsequent search of the suspects allegedly turned up a 9mm automatic handgun, a large-capacity ammunition magazine, a 30-round polymer magazine, hollow-point bullets, and brass knuckles.
The suspects are both 19-year-old males from Macon, Georgia. It is believed by authorities that the suspects came to NJ in connection with a traveling maintenance company doing work in the area.
Both suspects have been charged with numerous weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large-capacity ammunition magazine, and possession of a weapon other than a firearm.
Additionally, one of the suspects has been charged with making terroristic threats because he allegedly threatened to shoot and kill one of the arresting officers.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were taken to the Sussex County Jail. They were being held at the correctional facility on bail amounts of $25,000 and $35,000, respectively.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Pair Arrested in N.J. Wal-Mart after Brandishing Guns on Social Media.”