An Atlantic City man who is facing issues with the law on a couple of different fronts has been sentenced for being found with a gun four years ago.

Jerome Ford of Atlantic City, NJ, Sentenced

On Tuesday, 25-year-old Jerome Ford of Atlantic City was sentenced to five years behind bars on a second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun charge.

On February 22, 2020, members of the New Jersey State Police Atlantic City Task Force stopped a vehicle after they saw a traffic violation.

Ford, who was in the passenger’s seat, was searched during the stop after police smelled burnt marijuana.

Police recovered a loaded .38 Rohm Gesellschaft Derringer Special handgun in the waistband of Ford’s pants; he did not have a permit to have such a weapon.

Ford Faces Charges in Double Shooting Case

While this case has been settled, Ford still has a pending case where he has been indicted for first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, related weapons charges, first-degree witness tampering, and first-degree gang criminality.

Those charges stem from an alleged incident in May 2022 in Atlantic City with co-defendant Emmanuel Williams where two people were shot on the 900 block of Caspian Avenue.

900 block of Caspian Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
900 block of Caspian Avenue in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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