A convicted felon with an extensive firearm history was arrested Monday on charges of threatening people with a gun on Garden Street in Hartford.
Hartford police tracked down Junior Jumpp, 23, of Hartford, after a young woman and her family told police that a man named "Junior" threatened them with a gun in a dispute over one of the family's bicycles, police said. Police responded to 478 Garden St. to investigate the reports of a disturbance involving a firearm at 1:20 p.m. on Memorial Day.
Witnesses confirmed the complainants' story and police recognized the nickname for Jumpp.
Police said they found Jumpp in the passenger seat of a car leaving 124 Irving St. and stopped him. A witness positively identified him as the man with the gun. Officers found a 9-millimeter handgun loaded with eight bullets on the back porch of the Irving Street home. Jumpp did not have a permit for the gun, police said.
Police charged Jumpp with first-degree threatening, carrying a pistol without a permit and criminal possession of a firearm.