Cops: Convicted NJ Sex Offender Found With Guns Following Car Crash
A Toms River man with a criminal history has been charged with a number of offenses after Mantoloking Police found him with two loaded guns at the site of a single-car crash on Route 35.
Mantoloking Police said that an officer was dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on Sunday morning around 3:02 am in the 1200 block of Ocean Avenue.
When the officers arrived on the scene, they found 46-year old Jeremy W. Barringer of Toms River wearing body armor and in possession of a loaded AR-15 rifle, three high capacity magazines with hollow-point bullets, one loaded 9mm handgun with additional magazines loaded with hollow-point rounds and a holster.
Barringer was then arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a rifle, unlawful possession of a hand gun, possession of 59-9mm hollow-point bullets, possession of 80-5.56 hollow point rifle rounds, possession of a weapon after being a convicted sex offender and eight counts of possession of high capacity magazines.
Barringer was then brought to the Ocean County Jail and Mantoloking Police said that additional charges are pending.
"We would like to thank Bay Head Police Department for backing up our officer and assistance in the investigation along with Ocean County Prosecutors Office, NJ Joint Terrorism Taskforce, FBI, and NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness."