Nassau Police Say Uniondale Teen Had Black Handgun in Waistband; Charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon
May 1, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police have arrested a Uniondale man for Criminal Possession of a Weapon from an incident that occurred in Uniondale on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:46 pm.
According to First Squad detectives, First Precinct Plain Clothes Police Officers observed the defendant Marlon Porter, 16, of Uniondale walking south with his younger brother while holding a heavy object hidden in his waistband. The officers were patrolling in their radio motor patrol car when they approached the defendant on Northern Parkway and observed the defendant remove a black handgun from his waistband and drop it in the front yard of a Northern Parkway residence.
Marlon Porter, 16, of Uniondale was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The officer’s after displaying their police shields and announcing they were Nassau County Police Officers were able to place the defendant Marlon Porter into police custody without incident. There were no injuries reported. The gun was recovered.
Marlon Porter is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree. He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead today, Friday, May 01, 2015.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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