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Asbury Park – An 18 year old male, out on parole, is behind bars once again after sheriff’s officers found him carrying a stolen loaded gun with hollow point bullets.

The incident happened at 10:30 Wednesday morning when sheriff’s officers were alerted by Asbury Park police to be on the lookout for a male riding a green bike. Caron Gladden, of Asbury Park was spotted by sheriff’s officers on the 500 block of Prospect Avenue. When the four officers surrounded Gladden, he grabbed onto what was believed to be a gun packed in his backside, ran into a nearby house and locked the door. The officers proceeded to chase Gladden, who, once inside attempted to jump out a first floor window. After hearing several threats from the officers that they were going to break the door down, Gladden surrendered and was arrested.

Gladden, who wore an electronic monitoring bracelet and was on parole from Jamesburg State Prison, was charged with possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property, certain persons not to possess weapons, possession of hollow point bullets, burglary and obstruction of administration of the law.

“I commend everyone involved in putting this dangerous man behind bars,” said Sheriff Kim Guadagno. “An arrest like this helps keep our residents and neighborhoods safe.”

Gladden is in the Monmouth County Jail awaiting an initial appearance.
Officers involved in the arrest were Sheriff’s Officers Leonard Maxfield, John Esposito, George Jelks and Randy Morgan.