Pleasantville, NJ, Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says a Pleasantville man has pleaded guilty to a gun charge.
On Tuesday, 31-year-old Rasul Palmer pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree certain persons not to possess firearms in exchange for a five-year sentence in state prison without the possibility of parole.
On May 24th of last year, Pleasantville police were requested to assist with the service of a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) on Palmer.
The subject of the restraining order described a weapon at the TRO hearing as a black gun, which would be at Palmer’s residence or in his vehicle.
Police and parole officers arrived at 225 West Leeds Avenue, Apartment 127, and took Palmer in custody for a parole violation and the TRO was served.
During a search of his residence, a handgun, identified as a 9mm Ruger Model P98, semi-automatic pistol, was located.
Based on prior convictions for robbery and burglary, he was charged with certain persons not to possess firearms.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 18th.