Bail reduced for 2 in Holland Tunnel weapons cache bust

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Bond granted to suspect in Holland Tunnel weapons cache arrest
Anthony Johnson has the latest details.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey judge has reduced bail for two Pennsylvania residents who were arrested in June with another man for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons.

Dean Smith and Kimberly Arendt had been jailed on $75,000 cash bail. The judge on Friday reduced their bail to $25,000 cash, with the option of posting 10 percent.

Both families are working to post bond.

The co-defendants and another Pennsylvania resident, John Cramsey, were detained as they prepared to enter the Holland Tunnel.

Port Authority police stopped his vehicle, covered in gun rights stickers, and police say the weapons were easily visible.

Cramsey, whose daughter died of a heroin overdose in February, posted online shortly before the arrest that he was heading to New York to "rescue" a 16-year-old girl whose friend had overdosed. He was released on bond earlier this month.

All three have pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.