Police: Bayonne brothers arrested on weapons charges & contempt, gun recovered


Two Bayonne brothers were arrested on weapons charges and contempt, with a handgun also recovered from the scene, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Elijah Odum, 22, of Bayonne, was charged with obstructing a governmental function,
possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine, certain persons not to possess a weapon, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Additionally, his brother, Justice Odum, 26, of Bayonne, was charged with contempt for a warrant out of the Fair Lawn Municipal Court.

They were taken both into custody at approximately 4:42 p.m. yesterday from the area of East 25th Street. Bayonne police officers responded to the area of East 25th Street on a report of a male in possession of a handgun.

Upon arrival, officers located a male, later identified as Elijah Odum, matching the description provided by the caller. As officers approached him to conduct an investigation, he fled on foot as officers ordered him to stop.

A foot chase ensued but ended with Elijah Odum being apprehended in the area of Gregg Lane. He was taken into custody for obstructing a governmental function and officers continued their investigation into the possession of a handgun.

The investigation included retracing the path of travel by Elijah during the foot chase. While retracing the path of travel, officers located a 9mm handgun discarded in the rear of 16 East 25th Street.

The investigation determined that the handgun was possessed by Elijah Odum before he discarded it during the foot pursuit.

During this on-scene investigation, a description of a second male involved was broadcast to all units. That male, later identified as Justice Odum, was located in the area of 23rd Street and Church Lane.

The on-scene investigation of Justice led to him being confirmed wanted on an outstanding warrant issued out of the Fair Lawn Municipal Court. He was placed into custody and charged accordingly, authorities said.

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