Jackson Resident Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats

Imitation handgun used during incident

Adam Clayton, a 24-year-old Jackson resident, was arrested by the Howell Police Department on Wednesday following an incident where he is alleged to have threatened a woman with an imitation handgun.

Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd said at 3:45 Wednesday afternoon the department received a call from the woman who said that a man had pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her while demanding drugs or money. 

Dodd said the woman provided police with a vehicle description, the license plate and the direction the car was traveling. She also reported that she and the suspect were acquaintances according to Dodd. 

Using the information provided Clayton was found at his house with the help of the Jackson Police Department and was taken into custody. Dodd said the handgun was also located and determined to be an imitation. 

Following his arrest Clayton was charged with robbery, terroristic threats and unlawful possession of an imitation firearm. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $100 thousand bail with no 10 percent option.


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