On 8/20/2018 at 3:59 pm The West Reading Police Department received a call from a victim regarding a gun that was pulled on him. This was over an argument regarding money owed to the defendant, John ARTHUR III. During the argument, the defendant allegedly followed the victim out to his vehicle pulling out a firearm and racking the slide. The victim then fled the scene and called the police. It was believed that the defendant fled back into his residence and was inside when officers arrived on scene. There was no contact made at the apartment and a perimeter was setup on the residence.
A search warrant was typed up and was executed on the apartment. ARTHUR was not in the apartment but during the search, a large amount of marijuana, cash, a firearm, and two rifles were seized from the apartment along with other drug paraphernalia. Officers spoke with ARTHUR on the phone and he was to come to the office to speak with investigators regarding the incident. ARTHUR never showed up.
We are currently looking for information on the whereabouts of ARTHUR. If you have any information, please contact our office at 610-373-0111 or use the "submit a tip" button located on this page. We thank you for your assistance with this matter.