Cops say a man from Egg Harbor Township, who was wanted on several warrants, was arrested on Sunday after he was Taser'd by officers who were called to check on a person who was possibly armed.

The scene unfolded just after 2:00 Sunday afternoon at a home on Ivins Avenue, according to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department. There,

...officers encountered Prentis Blaylock, 34 years of age from Egg Harbor Township, who was wanted on several warrants. Mr. Blaylock was uncooperative with officers, exhibited threatening behavior and was armed with a handgun. After negotiating with Blaylock for several minutes for him to surrender peacefully and having no success, a Taser was deployed and Mr. Blaylock was taken into custody without further incident.

Blaylock has been charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a large-capacity magazine, eluding, and obstruction. He also had a no-bail warrant for a domestic violence incident that took place in Egg Harbor Township and another warrant for fraud and theft by deception out of Gloucester County.

SoJO 104.9 FM logo
Get our free mobile app

Blaylock was treated at an area hospital and is currently being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

NJ arrests 31 accused child predators in "Operation 24/7"

A roundup of 31 men have been accused of sexually exploiting children online, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on July 14 while detailing "Operation 24/7."

The suspects “possessed and or distributed videos and images of child sexual abuse, including in many cases videos of young children being raped by adults,” Grewal said.

Chat apps and gaming platforms remain favorite hunting grounds for child predators and even as the pandemic winds down, many children have continued to spend more time online.

State Police received 39% more tips in just the first 6 months of 2021 than they received in the entire year in 2019. The following are suspects charged in "Operation 24/7."

Stunning 8-acre, $1.3 million farm home for sale in Cape May Court House, NJ

Nearly 4,000-square-feet of living space that was remodeled just a few years ago and two barns all sitting on over 8 acres in Cape May Court House -- take a quick glance at 66 Lake Vista Drive.

More From SoJO 104.9 FM