LAKEHURST – A Bayville man was arrested for possessing a handgun and more after he was pulled over for reckless driving and was found with two guns, police said.
At 8:29 p.m. on September 9, Officer Gavin Cecchini from the Lakehurst Police Department was patrolling with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit when he pulled over a car that was driving erratically.
Cecchini found the driver, identified as Jonathan T. Cutler, 45, of Bayville, in possession of a 9mm handgun that was in his waistband. After arresting Cutler, Cecchini proceeded to seize an additional 9mm handgun as well as a ballistic vest/body armor from Cutler’s car. Both handguns were also fully loaded with hollow point ammunition.
Cutler was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (two counts), Possession of Hollow Point Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine, Certain Person not to Possess a Firearm (two counts), Disorderly Person, Reckless Driving, Failure to Signal, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Window Tint.
Cutler was ultimately remanded to the Ocean County Jail. Assisting on scene was Lt. Iain James. All criminal charges are merely accusations, and all subjects are innocent until proven guilty.
The public is reminded that they may report suspicious activity and remain anonymous or use the tip link on the website lakehurstpolice.org.