Violent Crime Task Force arrests Seven Jersey City Residents

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

The Jersey City Violent Crimes Task Force arrested six men on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 207 Wegman Parkway in Jersey City on various charges including firearm, controlled dangerous substance, and gambling offenses.

At approximately 9:50 a.m., Task Force members arrested Marquis N. Moses, age 32, Wallas Bonhomme, age 33, Dominique D. Green, age 23, Steffon Fowler, age 37, Rashaad D. Milow, age 25, and Jaime Gomez, age 34, all of Jersey City.

The Jersey City Violent Crimes Task Force is an on-going cooperative initiative designed to combat violence and take illegal firearms off the streets of Jersey City. The Task Force consists of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives, Jersey City Police Officers and Hudson County Sheriff’s Officers.

While in the process of making the arrests, Moses allegedly attempted to flee and also resisted arrest by using force against Task Force Officers. Moses was allegedly found to possess an illegal loaded firearm and approximately 80 bags of suspected heroin. During a subsequent search of his residence at 187 Wegman Parkway, officers recovered more than 400 additional bags of suspected heroin.

Bonhomme was charged with several drug charges and running a gambling operation out of a barbershop on Wegman Parkway. Green was charged with multiple Controlled Dangerous Substance offenses involving possession with intent to distribute and possession of Controlled

Dangerous Substances. Fowler, Milow and Gomez were each charged with possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances.

Altogether, officers confiscated more than 500 bags of heroin, 3 vials of cocaine, 2 bags of marijuana, one handgun, 15 bullets, one laptop with a credit card skimmer, a small amount of U.S. currency and they impounded a vehicle belonging to Green.

Additionally, an arrest warrant for Alicia Shipman, age 32, of Jersey City was issued on October 20, 2016. Shipman is the alleged girlfriend of Moses and they share an apartment on Wegman Parkway where Controlled Dangerous Substances were found during the search on Thursday.

Shipman surrendered to the Jersey City Police this morning and her bail was set at $5,000 with a 10% option. She was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10; Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-5; Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7: and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Public Property in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7.1.

Moses’ bail was set at $100,000 cash only and he was charged with: two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-5; two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7: two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Public Property in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7.1;

Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10; Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia in violation of N.J.S. 2C:36-3; Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-5; Possession of a Firearm While in the Course of Committing a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4.1; Certain Persons Not to Carry a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-7; Receiving a Stolen Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 20-7; Obstruction by Attempting to Flee in violation of N.J.S. 2C: 29-1; and Resisting Arrest by Use of Force in violation of 2C: 29-2.

Bonhomme’s bail was set at $40,000 with a 10 percent option and he was charged with: Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2; Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Paraphernalia in violation of N.J.S. 2C:36-3; Maintaining a Gambling Resort in violation of N.J.S. 2C:37-4; and Possession of Gambling Records in violation of N.J.S. 2C:37-3.

Green’s bail was set at $7,500 with a 10 percent option and he was charged with: three counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10; three counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-5; three counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7; and three counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Public Property in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-7.1.

Fowler was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10 and released on a summons.

Milow was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10 and released on a summons.

Gomez was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10 and released on a summons.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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