YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: New Jersey State Police twice went to the same house to arrest a mother and son in separate incidents that began on or near the Garden State Parkway involving the same car.
The first occurred in Saddle Brook at the Parkway entrance ramp on Saturday when a motorist told police a man in another vehicle pointed a handgun at him and his family following some type of dispute, NJSP Sgt. Adam Grossman told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this morning.
Troopers from the Bloomfield barracks went to the other man’s Newark home and found the Nissan Altima out front, Grossman said.
They also learned that its driver, 27-year-old Parrish Troy Foster-Evans, is a security guard who was, in fact, carrying his gun, the sergeant said.
Displaying it as he is charged with doing is a criminal offense, so Foster-Evans was taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of a weapon and aggravated assault.
He was held for two days in the Bergen County Jail before posting $50,000 bail yesterday, records show.
In an odd twist, troopers and detectives from the Bloomfield barracks returned to the home to arrest Foster-Evans’ mother, Krista Evans, 42, after she refused to stop for a trooper trying to pull her over on the Parkway for talking on her cellphone while driving the same Altima yesterday, Grossman said.
Trooper Louis Rossos got the plate number and make and model of the vehicle and broke off the pursuit at Exit 140A, the sergeant said.
Detectives at the barracks immediately recognized the vehicle and returned to the family home, he said.
It turns out Krista Evans also had more than $5,000 worth of warrants for her arrest out of Essex County, Grossman said.
She was being held on $50,000 bail in the Essex County Jail.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
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