Jamestown Man Found With Gun, Meth After Pursuit

A Jamestown man was jailed after he was found with a revolver and methamphetamine Tuesday. Photo by the Jamestown Police Department

A city man was jailed Tuesday after he was found with a revolver and methamphetamine, the Jamestown Police Department said.

Thirty-eight-year-old Douglas J. Wood was charged when officers and detectives with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force made a street check around 2:45 p.m. at West Sixth Street and Fairview Avenue on a tip. Wood was reportedly known to have a handgun, and when approached, the city man allegedly fled on foot.

Wood was quickly taken into custody and found with the .357 revolver and a small amount of methamphetamine, Jamestown police said Tuesday.

He was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

“Our officers and investigators were able to quickly act upon a tip and to safely apprehend the suspect without injury to the suspect or officers,” said Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “This obviously was an extremely dangerous situation, and we are very pleased to have this dangerous weapon off the streets.”

Douglas Wood

Wood was held Tuesday pending arraignment in court.