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12 December 2019
Two Virginia residents arrested for illegally possessing loaded handguns
Major Paul E. Hogan
Troop NYC Commander
(917) 492-7100


Staten Island, New York - On December 10, 2019 at approximately 11:40 a.m., a Trooper from SP Staten Island arrested Anna M. Nevarez, age 46, of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Ashawnti K. Jones, age 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree - a class C felony.


The Trooper was patrolling the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and conducted a traffic stop on a black 2009 Audi A6, operated by Nevarez, for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. During the investigation of incident, one loaded handgun was located in the trunk of the vehicle, and another was found in Jones' possession. It was discovered that both individuals had previous felony convictions and were unauthorized to possess the handguns.


Nevarez and Jones were subsequently arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor. They were remanded to Richmond County Central Booking pending arraignment.


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