Strother lawyer: ‘Never a time the weapon was physically in Strother’s hand’

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Ryan Strother Jr., son of Jersey City Recreation Director Ryan Strother, was arraigned in court today on a gun charge which was amended from a 2nd degree to 4th degree offense after detectives from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrested him while executing warrants in an unrelated manner.

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Strother, whose bail hearing was delayed after Judge Margret Marley recused herself, was released on custody after the prosecutor said he had no prior history.

During Strother’s initial hearing it was learned that he had an outstanding warrant in Passaic County for a “hindering apprehension charge” with bail set at $3,500.00.

Kenyatta Stewart, an attorney representing Strother, explained that the amended gun charge signaled that jail time was unlikely in the case.

Stewart added that there “was never a time the weapon was physically in [Strother’s] hand” had the gun in his hand.”

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