Cops chase down armed suspect; detective injured during arrest

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POUGHKEEPSIE – A City of Poughkeepsie detective was injured Monday night during a foot pursuit with an armed subject.  The subject was eventually captured and the detective was treated at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital.

On Monday, September 13, just after 11:00 p.m., police were alerted to a man in possession of a gun in the area of Main and North White Streets.  Several patrol units converged on the area and saw a man matching the description of the armed subject.

Police say that as officers approached the suspect, he immediately fled and a foot pursuit ensued. An on-duty detective then observed the suspect in the area of Bement Avenue and Harrison Street and began to pursue the man, now identified as 25-year-old Stefan Jones.
 The detective attempted to take him into custody at which time the suspect discarded a handgun while resisting arrest. As additional officers arrived, Jones attempted to jump over a fence.
Jones was taken into custody and a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun was recovered on the scene. He has been charged with the felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and the misdemeanor of Resisting Arrest.
After a database search, it was determined that Jones had active arrest warrants for Bail Jumping, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Possession of Weapon.
Jones was transported to headquarters where he was processed and held for arraignment.
No information was released regarding the injuries sustained by the detective.