WILKES-BARRE — A man who suffered a gunshot wound in May was arrested Sunday after police allege they found crack cocaine and a gun in a Scott Street residence.
Police said Erick Mondelice, 23, was prohibited from possessing a .9mm handgun due to a robbery conviction.
The gun, ammunition, two plastic bags of marijuana, a bag of crack cocaine and a bag of methamphetamine were allegedly found inside 150 Scott St. on Sunday when police investigated a domestic fight involving Mondelice.
Mondelice was sentenced in July 2011 to six to 23 months in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility after he pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery of a man at gunpoint on North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, in May 2010.
Police said Mondelice suffered a gunshot wound on May 17 and was “very uncooperative with police” when he walked into Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. No charges have been filed in the shooting.
Mondelice was arraigned Monday by District Judge Martin Kane on three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and one count each of simple assault, harassment and illegal possession of a firearm. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $100,000 bail.
Police said they investigated a domestic fight at the Scott Street residence at about 10:50 a.m. A woman told them Mondelice slammed her head against a wall, according to the criminal complaint.
Mondelice said the woman injured her head when she slipped and fell during a struggle over a laptop computer.
Police allege they found the suspected drugs and gun in a garbage bag filled with Mondelice’s clothing, the complaint says.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday.