Man Charged With Carrying Gun In Downtown Bar

Robert McIntear Jr. arrested on multiple charges

A 24-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning on several charges after allegedly carrying a firearm into the Exchange Bar & Grill.

The New London Police Department arrested Robert McIntear Jr., of 32 Colman Street, on charges of criminal possession of firearm, carrying a firearm while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, carrying a revolver without a permit, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, interfering with police, and breach of peace. He is being held on $150,000 bond.

According to a press release from Lt. Jeff Kalolo, witnesses contacted the department at 12:56 a.m. to report that McIntear might have a gun. As officers tried to escort him out of the bar to speak to him, one of them felt the gun in his waistband. Kalolo said a struggle ensued and officers found a .357 Magnum revolver and several bags of marijuana packaged for sale.

Kalolo said McIntear is a convicted felon and therefore prohibited from owning a firearm. According to state records, McIntear has a prior felony conviction of sale of narcotics.

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devon straway October 21, 2012 at 08:32 AM
Thank you exchange security staff for being the ones who spotted the gun. It Should have been noted in the article thatres WE (the exchange.bouncers ) were the ones responsible for spotting the weapon, and notifying police. You ate welcome new London for making your favorite club safer !!!
Johnny Habanero October 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM
It is great that they spotted the gun and called police. I think you guys at the bar should be patting people down before they go in. It is a little bit more work, but just would just be in everyones best interests. Could you imagine what could have happened if a 357 magnum was discharged in the bar?
devon straway October 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM
True, I fully believe that a new dress code and pat downs should be put into effect. But in the mean time we will do our best to keep our patrons S safe and sou.d as we physically can. Rest assured, we ate good at what we do, and Exchange is in good hands, security wise.


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