Charges For Ocean County Man, SWAT Team Was Sent In

Nicholas Markee (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

PLUMSTED – A Plumsted man was apprehended and charged following an incident on Feb. 3 at a New Egypt residence, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

  Nicholas Markee, 31, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Criminal Mischief.

  On Feb. 3, Plumsted Police responded to a New Egypt residence after reports of “an irate male smashing things within the home” according to the prosecutor’s office.

  Once on the scene, officers confronted Markee who was armed with two handguns, waving them in the air. Police recall Markee acting irrationally and ignoring the officers’ commands. Markee then fled the scene, still armed, into the woods behind the residence. 

  Police later discovered that Markee has fired one of the handguns into a woodpile behind the residence.

  After a preliminary search, police established a perimeter and the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team and the Plumsted Police K-9 unit joined the search. Markee was later found, apprehended, and charged.

  Plumsted Police Department and K-9 Unit; the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Regional SWAT Team; the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit; the Jackson Township Police Department; the North Hanover Police Department; and the Chesterfield Township Police Department participated in the investigation.