Police: Trio busted with handgun and hollow-point bullets during Bayonne traffic stop


A trio was busted with a handgun and hollow-point bullets during a traffic stop in Bayonne last week, with one initially refusing to be handcuffed and shouting profanities, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Micah A. Brown, 20, of Hillside, was charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, certain persons not to possess a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, and possession of a large capacity magazine, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Additionally, Nazareth R. Henry, also 20 and of Hillside, was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a governmental function, and a warrant for contempt, while Marquis J. Cenatus, 27, of Elizabeth, was charged with a warrant for contempt.

The three were taken into custody on October 26th at about 8:46 p.m. from the area of 55th Street and Broadway. After observing the driver of a BMW commit numerous traffic violations, officers initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of 55th Street and Broadway.

The driver of the BMW failed to stop the vehicle and traveled two blocks before complying.

As the officers were stopping the vehicle and as they approached the vehicle once it stopped, they observed the occupants, later identified as Brown, Henry, and Cenatus, furtively moving inside the vehicle.

The occupants continued to do so even after the officers ordered them to remain still as the officers approached the vehicle to investigate.

During the investigation, a .45 cal. semi-automatic handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine and loaded with hollow-point bullets was recovered from the vehicle and determined to be possessed by Brown.

Brown was placed under arrest for the firearms offenses and handcuffed. As officers continued their investigation, Henry refused to comply with the officers’ control and pulled away from them several times.

He also refused to be handcuffed and tensed his body while shouting profanities at other officers involved in the investigation. He was ultimately placed into handcuffs and charged accordingly.

As the on-scene investigation continued, Cenatus was confirmed to be wanted on three outstanding warrants out of Union Beach, North Brunswick, and Roselle before being placed under arrest.

During the arrest process, it was confirmed that the gun had been reported stolen out of Elizabeth and Brown was additional charged with receiving stolen property.

The driver of the vehicle was also issued several traffic summonses and released at the scene, authorities said.

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