Bounty hunter arrested for firearms possession after fugitive escapes
Bounty hunter Richard Winant, of Jackson, opened fire at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday night on the 300 block of River Road, Lakewood. Winant allegedly fired one, 9 mm round at Nicholas Barone, 30, of the High Point garden apartments on Prospect Street. After Winant hit Barone’s car, Barone then attempted to run him over. One of
Winant’s hands was struck by the car. He was treated for minor injuries at the scene and refused further treatment. To his credit, Winant called police to report his injury and the shooting. However, they arrested him for illegal possession of a weapon — a 9 mm automatic handgun. Due to the Graves Act, he could be looking at some hard time unless he gets a great lawyer to help him out.
Barone was arrested later at his apartment by Lakewood police. They found him with a loaded handgun. He was charged with resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
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