Maryland man charged after pointing gun at others


NEWARK, DE – A man pointing a handgun at other people at a home in Newark has been arrested and charged with aggravated menacing, the Newark Police Department said.

The department reports:

On March 13, 2021, at about 1946 hours, Newark Police were called to a residence on Prospect Avenue for a report of a man with a gun.  Arriving officers contacted the reporting person who advised that they were at the residence when a male subject pulled out a handgun and pointed it at people present at the residence.  He also made statements indicating that harm would come to anyone who came to the residence.  At the same time, the male was also pointing the firearm at people walking by the residence.  The male was known to the residents and was at the residence with permission.

Officers entered the residence and contacted the male, who was identified as Trevor Long, 22, of Chesapeake City, Maryland.  Long was intoxicated.  He was taken into custody without incident and the handgun was recovered.

Long was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing and Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence.  Long appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $66,500 cash bail.  Long was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

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