CAMDEN CITY NJ (June 9, 2013)--Four members of the Camden County Police Department – Officers Michael Harper, Edward Gonzalez and Dennis Convery and Sgt. Christopher Frucci – responding to a call Saturday afternoon around 1:15 p.m. on S. 10th St. observed two men standing outside the residence at 1218 S. 10th St. One, Tyson Carter, 18, of Camden, was clutching his waistband and turned away from the street. The second, Julian Dickerson, 26, of Camden, was observed by Officer Gonzalez holding a black handgun. When the suspects noticed the police officers they ran inside the home. Officers Gonzalez and Convery, along with Sgt. Frucci immediately chased the suspects. Both were quickly caught and detained.
Inside the residence, police found a Century International 7.62×39 mm loaded assault rifle and 34 bags containing a white rock substance (crack/cocaine). Three handguns – a loaded 9mm Black Browning Arms, a loaded 357 Smith and Wesson revolver and a loaded Colt 45 – were found in the backyard of 1218 and 1224.
Suspect Bydiah Woods, 23, of Camden, who was detained inside the home, was held on a previous $500 warrant.
Suspect Dickerson was held on the following charges: Possession of CDS 3rddegree, Possession of a CDS With Intent to Distribute 3rd degree, Possession of a CDS With Intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a school 3rd degree, 3 counts of Unlawfully in Possession of a Handgun 2nd degree, Possession of a Handgun 2nddegree, Possession of an Assault Rifle 2nd degree, Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine 4th degree. Dickerson was being held on bail, cash or bond, of $687,500.
Suspect Carter was held on the following charges: 3 counts of Unlawfully in Possession of a Handgun 2nd degree, 3 counts of Possession of a Handgun 2nddegree. Carter was being held on bail, cash or bond, of $507,500.
A fourth person who was detained and questioned was not charged.
“We’re extremely proud of the way our officers performed in pursuing and arresting these suspects and in getting four weapons, including a devastating assault rifle capable of penetrating police body armor, off the streets. Guns like these are a threat to Camden residents and to police,” said Camden County Police Department Chief J. Scott Thomson.
THOSE CHARGED ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE