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Argument leads to felon’s arrest in Coolbaugh Twp.

Published January 02. 2019 12:29PM

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said they arrested Gary V. Keesler, 59, of Tobyhanna, who they identified as a convicted felon, for being in possession of a firearm and aggravated assault following the investigation of an incident in November.

Keesler was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Snydersville.

Police said they were called on Dec. 3 to a residence in Coolbaugh Township to investigate an assault that took place on Nov. 26, and upon arrival learned Keesler and a friend of his were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. The victim suffered a broken nose, closed head injuries and facial contusions.

While investigating, police said they were informed that Keesler was in possession of a firearm that was in his residence. Upon execution of a warrant on Dec. 9, the firearm and other related materials were located.

Kessler was taken into custody on the assault case without incident. He was also charged for the firearms offense and taken to Monroe County Correctional facility. Bail was set at $20,000.

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