Conviction in Gun Possession Case

Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk reported two men were convicted Thursday on gun charges stemming from a car stop in Voorhees.

Lawrence Carter, M/25, of Camden, and Jai Goudelock, M/34, of Camden, were each found guilty of two counts of 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, two counts of 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 4th degree Possession of Hollow Nosed Bullets and 4th degree Possession of a Defaced Firearm. In addition, Carter was found guilty of two counts of 2nd degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.

The two men were in possession of two handguns, one of which with the serial number scraped off, a stun gun and hollow nosed bullets when they were stopped by Voorhees Police on June 1, 2011. Carter was driver and Goudelock was a passenger in a green Nissan Altima that was observed driving carelessly and driving with an inoperative license plate light on Echelon Road in Voorhees. When a Voorhees officer attempted to stop the vehicle, Carter attempted to evade him by turning suddenly into the Echelon Glen Apartment Complex. The officer followed and was able to stop the vehicle in the apartment complex. Goudelock and Carter acted suspiciously when talking with the officer and police quickly learned Goudelock had outstanding warrants. Meanwhile an officer looking in the vehicle’s glove compartment for Carter’s ownership papers instead found a Sig Sauer .357 handgun loaded with one hollow nosed round of ammunition.

Police obtained a warrant to search the rest of the vehicle and found a Smith & Wesson .38 special, zip ties, duct tape, ski masks, a stun gun and hollow nosed bullets. Assistant Prosecutor Raul Rivera

January 31, 2014

presented evidence during the two days of testimony these items and the weapons were evidence of an intent to commit crime on the part of the two defendants.

Sentencing for Goudelock is scheduled for March 7 and for Carter on March 21.