An Atlantic City man wanted for threatening a woman with a gun was found hiding in a trash can after running from a car stop, police said.
Dequan Cook, 26, was a passenger in the car that was stopped just after 11 p.m. at Indiana and McKinley avenues, Lt. Kevin Fair said.
Cook immediately got out of the car and ran, with Officer Troy Grams chasing him, according to the report. Grams lost site of Cook in the backyards of houses in the 1800 block of Ontario Avenue.
Officer Shawn Dansby then found Cook hiding inside a large trash can, Fair said.
Cook was arrested without incident.
He was found with 14 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the charges.
He was was on warrants, including one from a Sept. 8 incident when he threated a woman while armed with a gun, Fair said.
The driver of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license, and was issued several motor vehicle summons.
Cook, whose first name is also listed as Daquan, is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain person not to possess a weapon, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled dangerous substance , possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and contempt of court.
He is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
Note: The Atlantic County Justice Facility no longer provides mugshots to the media, citing the Atlantic County prosecutor’s order. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s part of the Attorney General’s Guidelines. There is no such guideline, according to the Attorney General’s Office, but they have told these offices for years that they should not release any photos that appear to be mugshots.