A Westville man who allegedly fled from police in Camden City—and then punched an officer who attempted to arrest him—has been charged with $150,000 in criminal offenses, Camden County police announced Monday.
Police say that 23-year-old Dasheem Hamilton was loitering in the city's Whitman Park area on Sunday night with two other men. As officers approached, Hamilton allegedly rode away on a bicycle, ignoring their commands to stop.
After a foot pursuit, Camden County police apprehended Hamilton, who was allegedly carrying a loaded, 9 mm semiautomatic handgun containing two hollow-point bullets.
According to police, Hamilton also punched one of the arresting officers in the chest during the incident.
He was charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, certain persons not to have weapons and two counts of resisting arrest.
Hamilton's bail was set at $150,000, cash or bond, which he was ineligible to post as a result of a probation violation.
He was remanded to the Camden County correctional facility.