Two arrested in Newburgh for illegal gun possession

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

NEWBURGH – Two men were arrested by Newburgh Police Saturday evening when they responded to a report of a possible gun fight in the area of South and Chambers streets.
Police observed two men acting suspiciously and in a manner as if they were attempting to conceal something.
Two officers approached Nigel Elmore, 21, of Newburgh, who turned from them and tossed a loaded 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun onto the floor.  He was taken into custody and officers found 2.4 grams of crack cocaine on him.  Elmore was charged with weapon and drug possession, both as felonies.
Two other officers stopped and interviewed Delondre Rickett, 23, of Newburgh, who was found in possession of a loaded 38 caliber revolver in his waistband.  He was charged with felony weapon possession and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Officers found no evident of shots being fired prior to their arrival.