GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO WEAPONS POSSESSION

Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel
Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel

A Galloway Township man who entered a guilty plea this week for a weapons offense will be sentenced in the fall to three years in prison, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated today.

Jeffrey Austin, 22, of Thoreau Terrace, pled guilty on Tuesday to one count of possession of a handgun without a permit. In accordance to the plea agreement, Austin must serve one year of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole, according to Assistant Prosecutor Kelli Fallon, who represented the State.

On Oct. 1, 2010 at 11:04 p.m. a Galloway Township officer observed the car being driven erratically in the area of Iroquois Drive and Society Drive.  Austin’s vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Austin exited and fled on foot. The Officer caught up with Austin a short while later and located a 9mm handgun in the defendant’s pants pocket, according to Assistant Prosecutor Fallon.

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