A Mays Landing man who previously served time for trying to choke his girlfriend was arrested in Atlantic City with a loaded gun, police said.
Donald Segar Jr., 29, had the gun in his waistband when he was arrested at Indiana and McKinley avenues last week, Lt. Kevin Fair said. Monday.
The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Atlantic City Task Force, which is comprised of law enforcement officers from local, county and state agencies.
Segar was sentenced to eight years in prison in the 2013 assault, during which he choked his girlfriend, threatening to kill her, and then fired three bullets into the ceiling when her mother and the mother’s boyfriend tried to intervene, NJ.com previously reported.
The attack was in the presence of the couple’s child. Segar fled, but was arrested 11 days later at Camden County motel with the woman and their child, after they had apparently reconciled.
Segar, who was 22 at the time, already had a previously gun conviction.
He is now in the Atlantic County Justice Facility awaiting a detention hearing.
He is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition and possession of a large-capacity magazine.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. Information may also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
NOTE: The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office still maintains a directive put in place by the former prosecutor the prohibits the jail to release mugshots. The photo above is from the state Department of Corrections.