Township Man Charged in Walnut Ridge ‘Dispute’
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A 19-year-old township man has been charged by Lower Pottsgrove police with aggravated assault and other offenses, following what was called a dispute with a neighbor Monday (April 5, 2021) after 8 p.m. in the 4100 block of Walnut Ridge Estates. It allegedly involved a single gunshot, according to a police department spokesman.
No one was reported injured in the incident.
Court records show Asiah Ma’Kel Dante Flores-Gentle, whom the spokesman said was a Walnut Ridge resident, faces single felony counts of aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license, as well as two misdemeanor counts of simple assault, and single misdemeanor counts of possession of a weapon, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting, and harassment.
Flores-Gentle was sent to the Montgomery County jail after he was unable to post a $50,000 cash bail set by Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr., records indicate. He is scheduled for an April 14 (Wednesday) preliminary hearing in the matter.
In a Wednesday (April 7) interview with The Post, the spokesman said police were called to the scene after an uninvolved observer claimed to have seen a gun as the incident progressed. It is unclear how the gun, said to be in Flores-Gentle’s possession after he was identified by police, allegedly discharged during what the spokesman called the dispute with another resident who was not charged.
It is also unclear what the argument was about.
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