A.C. man just released from prison arrested on gun charge

An Atlantic City man recently released from prison was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pointing a handgun at an unknown person.

Cheeks’ mugshot from county jail.

Yahsin Cheeks, 25, was released in August after serving more than three years on charges that included his involvement in a 2014 shooting in which the then-20-year-old was wounded.
Now, Cheeks is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, eluding, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.
Police were called to Tennessee and Atlantic avenues at 5:15 Tuesday morning for the report of three men getting out of a vehicle, with one pointing a handgun, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
K-9 Officer Rudolph Sime arrived quickly and found the car, but it fled as he tried to make a stop, Fair said.
The car stopped in the 800 block of Virginia Avenue, where three men got out and ran, according to the report.

Sime caught Kyrie Johnson, Fair said. And Officer Michael Oldroyd found Abdul Bailey hiding behind a dumpster.
Johnson, 26, of Atlantic City, was also charged in the 2014 case involving Cheeks. He was released from prison last February, state Department of Corrections records show.
Bailey, also 26 and from the city, did time for a robbery/carjacking, and was released in July 2016, according to the DOC.
Johnson and Bailey were charged with eluding, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.
The third man got away, but officers were able to identify him as Cheeks.
Video surveillance showed he was the one with the gun, Fair said. At 10:46 a.m., Detectives Darrin Lorady and Christopher Smith found Cheeks in the 2100 block of Sheridan Avenue. He was taken into custody without incident.
Cheeks was not armed at the time of his arrest.

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