Dayton police arrested a man on weapons and drug charges after a “Signal 99” officer call for help was dropped Tuesday evening.
Police were called around 8 p.m. Tuesday to United Food, 2141 N. Main Street, for a man shooting a gun into the air and pointing the gun at the business.
After a foot chase, Antonio L. Jones, 39, was eventually arrested and jailed for obstructing official business; illegal conveyance of weapons; carrying concealed weapons; possession of drugs; and weapons while under disability.
When officers arrived, they spotted Jones — reportedly carrying a can of beer — with a group of three other males.
Jones did not listen to police orders to turn away from the officer while walking toward the officer, and later fled from officers.
Police gave chase, and during so, emergency dispatchers dropped a “Signal 99” for the officer to get back up.
The officer said the suspect kept reaching into his pants while running away. Jones was eventually nabbed and while being handcuffed on the ground, the officer observed a handgun holster in his waistband.
Police located nearby, a black .38-caliber special revolver loaded with five rounds.
The suspect was very intoxicated and could barely be questioned by officers, police said.
While being booked into jail, officers found a plastic bag in Jones’ sock with nearly five grams of a white powder and chunks.
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