March 8, 2021
By: Tyler Eckel
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (MERCER)– A Hamilton man is facing multiple charges, including weapons and drug offenses, after pulling a gun and threatening to shoot someone in an argument Sunday afternoon.
Hamilton Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of William Street around 3:12 pm on March 4th, on a reported male with a handgun threatening another male. When officers arrived, they spoke to the victim, who stated an argument ensued with a male over a parking complaint.
During the argument, a male exited the drivers seat of the vehicle, pulled a handgun from his waistband, and threatened to shoot the victim. The suspect then got back into the vehicle and fled the scene with two male passengers.
The victim was able to provide officers with a description of the suspect as well as a picture of the vehicle in which the suspect fled , described as a tan Lincoln. Additional responding officers located the vehicle a short time later in the area of Mary Street and Parkinson Avenue occupied by three males. All three males were ordered out of the vehicle and the driver was identified as Hamilton resident Nathaniel Arrington, 32 years of age.
Arrington told officers there was an argument and he got out of his vehicle to prevent the argument from escalating. He did not admit to brandishing a handgun.
The victim later identified Arriginton as the male who brandished the handgun, and Arrington was placed under arrest.
The tan Lincoln was towed to Hamilton Police Headquarters, where a search warrant was applied for and granted. During the search, officers located a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun, along with suspected cocaine and ecstasy inside of the vehicle.
Arrington was charged with terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to have a weapon, possession of weapons and controlled dangerous substance (CDS) offenses, distribution of CDS within 1000 feet of school property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Chris Pullen of the Hamilton Police Division’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-581-4080, or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.