Atlantic City, NJ, Police: 2 Arrested After Holding Woman Against Her Will
Two people are facing charges after police in Atlantic City say they held a woman against her will after an argument.
The incident happened around 12:30 Monday afternoon, January 30th, in the first block of North Missouri Avenue.
According to the Atlantic City Police Department,
police communications received a 911 call from a female reporting that she was being chased by a male with a gun who was driving a silver Chevy Equinox. Officers arrived in the area but did not locate a victim. Moments later, police communications received a second 911 call from a concerned citizen who witnessed two females in a fight at the corner of Missouri and Atlantic Avenues. It was further reported that one of the females was forced into a silver Chevy Equinox by an unidentified male before the vehicle sped off.
That concerned citizen was able to pass the vehicle's license plate information to police.
ACPD Surveillance Center personnel tracked that vehicle to a gas station in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue where police were able to obtain additional surveillance video footage.
The female eventually fled on foot and subsequently called 911.
Officials determined the registered owner of Equinox lived in Mays Landing. Both Atlantic City and Hamilton Township officers responded to that address and came in contact with Sharrik Molley and Gina Hernandez, "who were positively identified as the suspects involved in the earlier incident."
Molley and Hernandez were taken into custody without incident.
The investigation led to a search of the residence where officers located a loaded handgun. The victim was located safely by the officers inside the residence. It was also confirmed that the victim was an acquaintance of Molley and Hernandez.
ARRESTED: 52-year-old Sharrik Molley of Mays Landing
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, criminal restraint, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, and two counts of certain persons not to possess weapons
ARRESTED: 29-year-old Gina Hernandez of Tuckerton
CHARGED: Criminal restraint and simple assault
Molley was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Hernandez was released on a summons pending a future court date.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.