MAN ADMITS TO POSSESSION OF HANDGUN CHARGES

Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel
Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel

An Egg Harbor Township man entered a guilty plea today to one count of unlawful possession of a handgun and faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced next month. In accordance with the plea agreement, Roberto Thertulien, 21, of Glenn Avenue, who has no prior adult record, must serve three years in prison before being eligible for parole. The defendant will be sentenced on May 20.

On July 16, 2010, Egg Harbor Township Police responded to the Clarion Hotel at 6821 Black Horse Pike for a report of a suspicious person inside the hotel. Upon arrival, police officers witnessed several people in front of the lobby. The defendant exited the hotel and started walking toward a vehicle when police noticed an object consistent with a handgun in the defendant’s waistband. After a brief struggle, police found Thertulien in possession of a loaded 9 mm handgun.

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