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Brick Man Tried to Arrange Sale of Semi-Auto Rifle, Indictment Charges

Sawmill Road resident accused of stealing from Target

A Kelly Drive man tried to arrange the sale of a semiautomatic rifle this past spring, according to an indictment handed up last week.

Patrick Melillo Jr., 20, was indicted Feb. 8 by an Ocean County grand jury in connection with his arrest May 16 on weapons charges.

Grand jurors found sufficient evidence to uphold charges accusing Melillo of unlawful possession of a weapon as well as conspiracy to commit the sale of a weapon. Melillo arranged to sell a semiautomatic rifle to a second party in Brick at a predetermined price, the indictment states.

Additionally, Melillo was charged with possessing a prohibited weapon since police said he had brass knuckles "without any explainable lawful purpose."

Melillo remains lodged in Ocean County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Grand juries also indicted: 

  • Tina L. Clancy, 33, of Sawmill Road on a theft charge.

Clancy stole more than $500 in cash from the Brick between April 20 and May 5, the indictment states. She was released on her own recognizance.

Billy February 15, 2012 at 01:40 PM
The only mistake he made was trying to sell it in Jersey. I'm assuming it was an AK???? And the brass knuckles charge?????? REALLY?????? Jersey = Little Russia
Jerry Belle February 15, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Another resident of Sawmill Road.....again.
Zerosignal_ February 15, 2012 at 03:32 PM
There is something there not telling us here. It is not illegal to sell a rifle to another individual in NJ holding a FID. Unless it wasn't NJ compliant.
Anthony February 15, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I'm guessing it wasn't a legal weapon Zero
Zerosignal_ February 15, 2012 at 10:18 PM
not to hard to be non compliant with NJ silly gun laws.

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