ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — An Atlantic City man was arrested on handgun and drug charges after fleeing from detectives earlier this week. Officials attempted to arrest Iree Jones, of Atlantic City, on Oct. 5 after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.
When Jones was told he was under arrest he reportedly fled, running around the block where he threw a fanny pack he was carrying on the roof of a building. Police say, as he threw the fanny pack, a bag containing more than 16 grams of cocaine fell out.READ MORE: 78,000 Pounds Of Infant Formula Arrives In United States
Jones eventually laid down and surrendered to officers. He was taken into custody.
Investigators recovered a digital scale, along with the cocaine.READ MORE: Former Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane Due In Court For Alleged Probation Violation
Jones was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute CDS and other related charges.
He was remanded to the Atlantic City Justice Facility.MORE NEWS: Allentown Lowers Part-Time, Seasonal Employment Age Requirement To 15
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858.