Monticello man arrested for possessing loaded gun

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MONTICELLO – Police in Monticello have arrested a 26-year-old local man on felony charges of gun possession and assault as well as misdemeanors of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and a violation of harassment.

A 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, village police responded to a 911 report of a man with a gun at the Sleepy Hollow Apartment complex on Terry Lane.

The suspect, Zamir Stewart, had gone to the apartment of a female acquaintance and while outside her apartment door, told her he had a gun.

The two had been involved in a physical domestic incident on Broadway at 9 that morning.

During that incident, Stewart had allegedly slammed the woman against her car while in the presence of her two-year-old child.

Stewart fled before police arrive. Complaints were then sworn out against him for harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

That evening when officers arrived at Terry Lane, they saw Stewart standing outside the woman’s building and as they approach him advising he was under arrest, he bolted. Police attempted to subdue him with a Taser, but that was unsuccessful. He ran into another building and was tackled by officers, with whom he fought until he was finally handcuffed.

A 19-year-old man was subdued by Taser when he physically obstructed police and resisted arrest.

Several other people also attempted to interfere with arresting officers by trying to push their way through a door and into the foyer area where they had Stewart.

Sullivan County sheriff’s deputies and State Police assisted Monticello officers.

A search of a fanny pack in Stewart’s possession revealed a loaded 9mm handgun with nine rounds in the magazine.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail, $300,000 bail bond or $750,000 secured insurance bond.

Stewart had been previously convicted in Kings County of felony gun possession in 2017.

A Monticello Police officer sustained an injured hand during the arrest of Stewart and was treated at Garnet Health Medical Center Catskills and released.