Bayonne, NJ – On October 26, 2023, at 2046 hours, the Bayonne Police Department took three individuals into custody in the area of 55th Street and Broadway, Bayonne, NJ. The arrests followed a motor vehicle stop initiated by local officers.
The incident began when officers observed the driver of a BMW committing multiple traffic violations. Upon attempting to pull the vehicle over, the driver initially failed to comply, traveling two blocks before stopping. During this time, officers noticed furtive movements by the vehicle’s occupants, later identified as Micah A. Brown, Nazareth R. Henry, and Marquis J. Cenatus.
Despite officer orders to remain still, the occupants continued their furtive actions as officers approached the vehicle. A subsequent investigation led to the recovery of a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun equipped with a large capacity magazine and loaded with hollow-point bullets. The weapon was determined to be in the possession of Micah A. Brown, who was subsequently placed under arrest on firearms-related charges and for receiving stolen property, as the gun had been reported stolen in Elizabeth, NJ.
During the arrest process, Nazareth R. Henry resisted officers, pulling away from them multiple times and refusing to be handcuffed. He also directed profanities at other officers involved in the investigation. As a result, he was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a governmental function, and contempt for an outstanding warrant.
Marquis J. Cenatus was found to have three outstanding warrants from Union Beach, North Brunswick, and Roselle. He was arrested on the warrant charges.
The driver of the vehicle received several traffic summonses and was released at the scene.
Charges against the individuals include receiving stolen property, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, certain persons not to possess a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large capacity magazine, disorderly conduct, obstructing a governmental function, and contempt of court for the outstanding warrants.
The Bayonne Police Department remains committed to ensuring public safety and enforcing the law.