Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge

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TRENTON, N.J. – A southern New Jersey man who can’t use his arms because of a spinal condition is jailed while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking.

Bail was lowered Tuesday for Salem resident Marcus Hubbard, who has been jailed since his arrest in Trenton in August.

Hubbard’s lawyer says the case “shocks the conscience.”

Authorities say Hubbard and three other men were in a car in which a stolen handgun and a prescription bottle of codeine were found. All four men were charged after none of them took responsibility for the items.

The Times newspaper says a state judge agreed during Tuesday’s hearing to lower Hubbard’s bail from $100,000 to $35,000.

But defense attorney Caroline Turner says she’ll continue her efforts to have Hubbard freed without bail.