Lehigh Valley Man Sentenced on Weapons Charges

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NEW JERSEY -- A man, arrested trying to enter New York City to rescue a teenager from our area is likely headed to prison.

Anti-drug crusader John Cramsey, of the Lehigh Valley, and two others were arrested on weapons charges at the Holland Tunnel in June of 2016.

They claimed they were headed to a drug house in Brooklyn to take a woman from Wilkes-Barre back to her parents.

A judge in New Jersey sentenced Cramsey last week to 1-5 years in prison.

Cramsey asked for probation claiming jail would interfere with the medical treatment he is receiving.

The woman Cramsey tried to rescue, Jenea Patterson, died of a heroin overdose in Wilkes-Barre earlier this year.


    • Robert

      It would seem that law and morality are on ever widening paths. You go the legal path Donamick. I’m cool with the moral path, however if you would be so kind as to wear something to identify yourself as a person that prefers legal over moral, I’d be ok with just calling 911 if you ever got into trouble. The only thing we need to agree upon is the symbol.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    No laws were broken here. The only law broken was unconditional to begin
    I bet the NRA picks up this appeal.

    • warningfakenews

      Amen bro. Funny thing about having the government creep into our lives more and more with the infringements on our freedom, it’s just like “how do you cook a frog?”, only the water is already hot enough we might not make it out of the pot.

      • Givemeabreak

        New Jersey has more stringent gun laws than Pennsylvania. It doesn’t recognize carry permits from other states, and guns in cars must be kept locked and unloaded in a trunk or secure container. He had a loaded shotgun and rifle in the truck with him. Plus he had marijuana on him.
        Although he may have had good intentions to help the girl he still broke the law and has no right to play vigilante.
        This has absolutely nothing to do with militia. He broke the law in New Jersey and is now a criminal.

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