A Tearose Lane resident who had a cache of weapons in his home was arrested after firing a gun in his house early Friday afternoon, Cherry Hill Police said.
Stephen Menyhar, 65, fired at least one shot inside his home in the 1700 block of Tearose around noon Friday, leaving bullet holes through multiple rooms, police said, but didn’t injure anyone in the process.
Officers closed down the street and surrounded the home, and Cherry Hill’s tactical response team was called into the scene, and Menyhar surrendered after their arrival, police said. He left the house and was arrested immediately without further incident, and police escorted his wife from the scene a short time later.
"He walked straight out," Marilyn Menyhar said, describing the "surreal" scene, with officers aiming guns at her husband as he walked out the front door with his arms raised. "He just did what they told him. He was 100-percent cooperative."
She said the single gunshot was an accident, and went through a bedroom wall and into a bathroom.
Neighbors said it was a crazy scene, with at least a dozen police cars rolling into the quiet section of Woodcrest. A utility worker who had been walking the neighborhood said he hadn’t ever seen anything like it in the area.
Stephen Menyhar had multiple weapons inside the home, police said, ranging from rifles and pistols to black powder guns and various edged weapons, leading to multiple weapons charges.
He was charged with certain persons not to
possess weapons, possession of a stun gun and two counts of possession of high
capacity ammunition magazines, and was lodged in the Camden County Jail in lieu
of $27,500 bail, and was still in jail as of Saturday afternoon.