The Latest: Lawyers will seek to have gun evidence tossed

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 1:41 PM

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on three people arrested with a cache of guns at the Holland Tunnel (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Attorneys for three Pennsylvania residents facing numerous charges after weapons were found inside a van stopped outside New York City say they will seek to have the evidence thrown out.

The attorneys for John Cramsey, of Zionsville, 53-year-old Dean Smith, of Whitehall, and 29-year-old Kimberly Arendt, of Lehighton, argued Wednesday the search that uncovered the weapons Tuesday in New Jersey was illegal.

The three pleaded not guilty. A Hudson County judge declined to give them the option of paying 10 percent of their $75,000 cash bail.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press one of the people said they were headed to Brooklyn on Tuesday to "rescue" a teenage girl. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

— Michael Balsamo, in New York, contributed to this story

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10:45 a.m.

Three Pennsylvania residents facing numerous charges after weapons were found inside a van that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel are set to make their initial court appearances.

Fifty-year-old John Cramsey, of Zionsville, 53-year-old Dean Smith, of Whitehall, and 29-year-old Kimberly Arendt, of Lehighton, each face several weapons charges. They are scheduled to appear in court in Jersey City, New Jersey, at 1 p.m. Wednesday. They couldn't be reached for comment.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press one of the people told investigators they were headed to Brooklyn on Tuesday to "rescue" a teenage girl. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Cramsey and Smith wrote about their plans on Facebook early Tuesday morning. Cramsey's daughter died of a drug overdose earlier this year.

— Michael Balsamo, in New York, contributed to this story