A Spring Street man will soon make his first appearance in court on weapon and resisting arrest charges.
John J. McMahon, 21, was arrested in Red Bank in the early morning hours of Dec. 28 after police said he was observed trying car doors on South Street.
After he was confronted at 2:30 a.m., police said he resisted arrest by "hiding behind a wooden fence in the bushes" and tucking his left arm under his body so as to not allow police to cuff him, according to court documents.
McMahon was searched after being arrested and was found to be in possession of an unloaded semi-automatic handgun that he did not have a permit for, according to a complaint filed with Superior Court.
He was charged with causing a public alarm (a disorderly persons offense), resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon. McMahon was held on $26,500 bail, with a 10 percent option.
He will answer the charges at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10.